Big changes this weekend! One more mild day before a December-like cool-down

A cold front triggers some showers this afternoon, then a big drop in temperatures by Sunday

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

ROANOKE, Va. – What a soggy day Veterans Day was! You’re waking up to much drier conditions on this Saturday morning as Nicole has pushed well to the north.

A cold front is to our west this morning and it will spark another chance of showers by afternoon and/or evening. Ahead of the front, we’re pretty mild to get the weekend started.

Saturday planner (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

The wind turns breezy tonight into Sunday on the backside of the front. The front also triggers a significant cool-down for the second half of the weekend.

The best we’ll do for highs on Sunday and Monday? Just the 40s and 50s, which is more typical of December!

What we're tracking - Monday 12 a.m. (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

At least the chilly air will come with sunshine? Looking for silver linings over here!

The next storm system moves in by Tuesday. At one point, we had our antennas up for possible wintry weather with this one!

The odds of a wintry mix and/or snow have come down and we’re mainly just looking at a chilly rain through Wednesday morning.

Upper level air pattern - Tuesday (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

It doesn’t appear this will be a big of a rainmaker as Nicole was. We’re looking at widespread, light rain.

Here’s a projection of the rainfall totals for Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

Rainfall forecast - Tuesday & Wednesday (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

We dry out, but stay chilly into the late stages of the work week.


About the Author:

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.