A breath of relief: calm days after this week’s rain and wind

Sunny skies bring mild weather for the end of the week

Saturday is the nicest day through the end of January: temperatures are at their warmest and skies stay clear

ROANOKE, Va. – We have a break from windy, rainy days for the end of this week. Rain comes back before the end of the month so if you have some work to get done outside try to use Friday and Saturday to your advantage.

Light snow showers fall in the morning with dry conditions this afternoon

Friday stays particularly sunny. Some light snow showers fall in the middle of the day but don’t last long.

Highs are below average today, but the sunshine makes it feel a bit nicer

That sunshine helps temperatures climb from a cold start. Highs are technically below average, but the sun makes it feel a little nicer.

Wind gusts to 20 mph cause some wind chill but are much calmer than our recent windy days

Light winds stick around through the morning without causing much wind chill. Wind gusts to 20 mph are much easier to deal with than the 40 mph gusts we had earlier this week.

It feels extra cold this morning, but wind chill is less noticeable Saturday

Wind chills are at their coldest Friday morning. Once the winds calm Friday afternoon they stay calm through the night and into Saturday. You need less layers if you want to get an early start to your weekend.

Saturday is a mild, spring-like day before a more wintry Sunday

Sunshine and incoming warm air help Saturday warm up nicely: most highs reach the 50s which is almost 10 degrees above average. Clouds headed our way Sunday with a changing weather pattern restrict us to the upper 40s and low 50s.

Sunday brings lots of clouds during the day with showers later on

High pressure south of us Friday and Saturday is the driving factor for our sunshine. A low forms in the center of the country this weekend and brings moisture our way Sunday. Most of that moisture turns into clouds with some of it even making showers Sunday evening.

Showers come in the first days of next week with more rain by Thursday

Showers are scattered Sunday so you can still get out and about if you need. More light showers are coming Tuesday with more consistent rain in the middle of the week.

The long stretch of above average weather comes to an end with clouds next week

That rain system brings colder air behind it that sticks around for the first days of February. Highs are below average for the end of next week without much warmth to come afterwards.

Temperatures are close to average for the first stretch of February

The center of cold air in the country moves closer to us as February goes on. Temperatures are more likely to be below average in February than they were in January.


About the Authors

Chief Meteorologist Jeff Haniewich is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. every weekday.

Alli Graham came aboard the digital team as an evening digital content producer in June 2022.

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