ROANOKE, Va. – A typical April morning starts in the 40s for many of us, but there’s nothing typical about our Wednesday morning!
Temperatures are generally running in the 50s and 60s as I type this and the warm air will continue through the midday and afternoon.
Roanoke, Covington and Blacksburg have all missed out on 80° warmth this year, while Lynchburg and Danville have hit or exceeded 80° previously.
Many of you will feel the 80s for the afternoon high.
Part of the reason for the warm-up? Southerly breezes, which will be most noticeable during the afternoon and/or evening.
Here’s a look at the hourly sustained wind and gusts.
One more thing to tell you about for your Wednesday: small chance of showers west of the Blue Ridge, mainly during the afternoon and/or evening.
While most of us stay dry, don’t be surprised if you feel some sprinkles or a stray shower in places like Roanoke, Blacksburg, Covington, etc.
Looking ahead to Thursday, temperatures don’t run quite as warm as a cold front sweeps through the region.
The chance for rain increases to 40%, with some scattered storms possible during the afternoon and/or evening.
A storm or two could carry the risk for damaging wind gusts and/or large hail east of the Blue Ridge.
Behind the front, we’re generally dry and cooler into the holiday weekend.