Gross! Raw, cold, rainy weather expected Monday

Monday will feel more like January, with patches of snow/sleet mixing in some higher elevations

After a great weekend for weather, today is looking cold and damp

ROANOKE, Va. – Hope you bottled up this weekend’s weather! Monday is going to be a very yucky day.

Rain will be widespread and heavy at times during the morning commute. A few areas above 2,500 feet will see snow/sleet mixing in through the first half of the day.

FutureTracker - 10 a.m. Monday

As energy from our storm system transfers to the coast, we’ll see rain go from widespread to isolated/scattered during the weekend.

FutureTracker - 1 p.m. Monday

A breeze out of the east will wedge unseasonably cold air into the region, keeping afternoon highs mainly in the 40s. That’s about 20 to 25° below average for this time of year.

Temperatures will be way below average Monday afternoon

As this storm moves northeast of here, the wind around it will become stronger Monday night into Tuesday. Gusts of 30 to 40 mph will be likely in areas along and west of the Parkway.

Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Tuesday, 4/19/2022

Once the wind calms down Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, temperatures will drop to about 30 to 35°. If you have any plants outside, cover them up or bring them inside.

Frost potential through Thursday, 4/21/2022

High pressure drifts east throughout the later part of the week and the weekend. This means a southwest breeze, which will bring back unseasonably warm air.

Upper air pattern shows wealth of warmth coming in this coming weekend

We’re looking at highs in the upper 70s and 80s this coming weekend.

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.