ROANOKE, Va. – Our weather starts out calmly and seasonable with Monday and Tuesday’s afternoon temperatures mostly reaching the 50s.
This follows a very mild holiday weekend in southwest and central Virginia.
Meanwhile, Tuesday is going to be a very active day across parts of the Deep and Mid-South.
A strengthening storm system uses the mild, moist Gulf air to its advantage, creating a significant threat for severe weather down that way.
Here at home, we’ll begin to see rain from this system early Wednesday morning.
Any breaks of sun from morning to afternoon could create a limited window of instability (storm fuel). That said, our severe weather threat will be much lower compared to those farther south.
Once this storm passes, the wind will gust 30 to 40 mph Wednesday evening and Wednesday night. It would be a good idea to weigh down any Christmas decorations well before then (just in case).
A taste of winter follows for the first day of December. Wind chills begin in the 10s and 20s first thing in the morning Thursday.
We’ll stay breezy with highs in the 40s Thursday afternoon. We awaken to 20s first thing Friday morning (though with a much calmer wind).
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