ROANOKE, Va. – We’ve mostly broken through the cool air wedge that’s held us down in recent days, but temperatures will still be held a bit below average by mid-August’s standards.
Highs reach the 70s and 80s Thursday and Friday, though Friday’s temperatures rely solely on how quickly clouds move in from the south.
Morning clouds give way to more sun Thursday. With that added warmth at the surface, a few isolated downpours may develop. Most of the area stays dry.
Clouds increase throughout the day Friday, with a few afternoon showers around. More rain is expected east of the Parkway at night into Saturday morning.
We’ll recover Saturday, as this first system moves offshore. Highs still manage to reach into the 70s and 80s. A few afternoon thunderstorms may develop, depending on how warm we get.
The better chance for showers and storms arrives Sunday.
This is with our second system. This one is a slow-mover, and it will be part of our forecast through Tuesday.
Scattered-to-numerous slow-moving thunderstorms are a recipe for localized flooding. This is something we’ll have to monitor from Sunday through Tuesday.
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