Happy Augtober! Noticeably cool start to the week with showers Monday

Highs only reach the upper 60s and low to mid 70s Monday through Wednesday afternoons

ROANOKE, Va. – It has been one of the warmest summers on record (for some), so the beginning of the week should come as a bit of a shock to the system.

High pressure to the north wedges unseasonably cool air into the region (we’re talking highs 10-15° below average Monday-Wednesday), while low pressure to the south supplies the moisture.

Weather pattern for Monday, 8/15/2022

That means occasional rain showers Monday into Tuesday morning. Localized flooding may become possible in areas that see repeated rounds of moderate-to-heavy rainfall.

High temperatures each day mostly range between only 70 and 75°, which is your average for early to mid-October.

High temperature forecast for Monday and Tuesday afternoons

Through mid-week, the front that produced storm chances Sunday (and will continue to do so Monday) will be too far south to mean anything substantial for us.

Weather pattern for Wednesday, 8/17/2022

Therefore, temperatures stay below average but storm chances stay low.

Later in the week and into the upcoming weekend, a southwest flow to the air pattern brings that front back north. Therefore, highs reach the 70s and 80s with scattered storms Saturday and Sunday.

Weather pattern for the weekend of 8/20 and 8/21/2022

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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.