Another multi-day severe threat results in rain, storms in our area

Rounds of rain and storms move through late Tuesday and again Wednesday night

Heavy rain moves in late Tuesday/Tuesday night

ROANOKE, Va. – The wind has finally backed off (again), which should make for an overall pleasant Monday. Highs reach the low to mid 60s with gradually increasing mid-to-high level clouds.

High temperature forecast for Monday, 4/4/2022

We may see a few stray showers north of I-64 first thing Tuesday morning, but we’ll have plenty of time for temperatures to rise during the day.

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, 4/5/2022

A storm system that produces severe weather farther south will fling Gulf moisture our way. This leads to rain starting near/west of I-77 around 4 p.m.

FutureTracker - 4 p.m. Tuesday

This rain spreads from southwest to northeast and will be heavy at times during the evening. Some gusty winds accompany this batch of rain, so be extra careful during the evening commute.

FutureTracker - 7 p.m. Tuesday

Rain totals will likely range between 0.75″ and 1.50″. Localized and brief flooding is possible, but widespread flash flooding looks unlikely.

Flash flood risk for Tuesday, 4/5/2022

It moves out by Wednesday, with a gusty, southwest wind pumping unseasonable warmth into the region. Some of us will make a run at 80°.

High temperatures about 10-15° above average Wednesday, 4/6/2022

Another strong storm system taps into the warmth at night, giving us the chance for a few strong-to-severe thunderstorms south of US 460.

Rain/storms likely late Wednesday evening/early Thursday morning

Thursday is warm, but Friday and Saturday will be cold and breezy at times with a few occasional rain showers.

Turning breezy and cooler with occasional, scattered showers Friday, 4/8/2022

High pressure regains control of our weather Sunday, leading to improving temperatures.

Forecast high temperatures for 4/9 and 4/10/2022

Beyond the weekend, high pressure gets stronger over the Eastern U.S. This leads to a high likelihood of warmer than average temperatures from 4/11 to 4/17.

Climate Prediction Center temperature outlook from 4/11 to 4/17/2022

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.