ROANOKE, Va. – Chief Meteorologist Jeff Haniewich gave you a detailed look at the weather in our area and what’s to come for Super Bowl weekend. Watch his 10 p.m. weather update above.
Warm, windy Thursday; wet, wintry weather possible Super Bowl Sunday
Spring fever remains in full swing through Friday, but winter tries to fight back by Saturday night and Sunday
Our taste of spring continues Thursday, but with a little help from the wind. A breeze out of the south really kicks in heading into the afternoon with gusts of 25 to 35 mph being possible.
Despite clouds, that will be enough to push our temperatures well into the 60s again during the afternoon. Overnight lows will only be in the 40s and 50s.
Our front that’s partially responsible for this wind will slow down, allowing another storm to ride along it Friday.
Most of the rain associated with that will stay south and east of the area Friday.
This storm needs to be watched heading into the weekend, as it cuts itself off from the rest of the air pattern and moves more slowly.
It will try to generate its own cold air, meaning that we likely see rain to start Saturday night.
- How low to the ground the cold gets will then determine who sees snow and/or sleet heading into Super Bowl Sunday.
- How heavily precipitation falls will determine what sticks since the ground is so warm.
When looking at a combination of forecast data, it’s possible that we see accumulating snow west of the Parkway.
It’ll be harder for that to happen farther east toward Lynchburg and Southside.
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Regardless, we warm right back up beyond the weekend. Temperatures peak in the 50s and 60s throughout much of next week.