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.
As energy from our storm system transfers to the coast, we’ll see rain go from widespread to isolated/scattered during the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re looking at highs in the upper 70s and 80s this coming weekend.