ROANOKE, Va. – We are still dealing with cold air behind Friday’s front. That cold brought lows to the 20s in most spots Sunday morning, and our highs are limited to the 40s.
Winds picked up behind the front keeping us feeling extra cold. The wind speed finally drops after sunset Sunday evening. Most speeds are under 10 mph Sunday night.
Cold air keeps coming through Sunday. Temperatures fall into the 20s and teens overnight. Even though winds are calmer be sure to dress warmly early Monday.
Spring technically kicks off with the planetary equinox Monday afternoon. From Monday all the way until the next equinox in September we have more than 12 hours of sunshine each day.
The first days of the season stay dry, but showers return Wednesday. There are light to moderate shower chances from then through the end of the week.
The consistent warmth through winter helped many plants bloom early, and with more heat in spring pollen will spread even further. There is not much relief from pollen any day this week even with showers on the way.