Dodging rain at times this weekend; temperatures start to warm up Sunday

Have the umbrella handy as scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms move through

Weekend forecast - Zone-by-zone (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va. – The radar is lit up in green as we’re starting our Saturday. The showers are being sparked by a warm front in the vicinity.

Don’t be surprised if you get wet from time-to-time during the morning and midday. Shower chances go down during the afternoon and evening.

Today's rain chances - Hour-by-hour (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

Temperatures stay below-average as we head into the afternoon. Our highs across much of the region will only top out in the 60s.

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Small town shout-out - Saturday (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

Temperatures start to recover on Sunday. Highs run close-to or slightly above average in the afternoon.

Sunday high temperatures (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

The extra warmth will provide fuel needed for thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed our area under a level 1 severe weather risk. If any stronger storms develop, we’ll be on the lookout for damaging wind gusts.

Severe weather outlook - Sunday (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

We’ll dry out on Monday as temperatures return to the 80s in the afternoon for many.

The warmth will stick around for a few days, but we will also have daily scattered storms in the forecast starting Tuesday.

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Justin McKee presents the weather forecast on 10 News Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 8 a.m. He also fills in for other meteorologists during the week.