ROANOKE, Va. – March has been cooler than February so far, but don’t tell that to Thursday and Friday.
A front north of the area, plus a wind coming down the mountains, will be the recipe for late-spring warmth Thursday afternoon.
That front tries to pinch southward Friday. That, in tandem with warmth and a little dose of humidity, will spark isolated showers and rumbles of thunder.
Despite that, expect high temperatures to be in the 70s north and 80s in the Roanoke Valley and Southside. These temperatures will drop from north to south during the afternoon and into the evening.
A strong storm system produces severe weather from the Southern Plains to the Tennessee River Valley Thursday and Friday.
That same system will bring a line of gusty rain and rumbles of thunder Saturday morning.
Once that line leaves, the only energy left in the atmosphere will be enough to spark isolated showers and storms later in the day Saturday.
High temperatures will be in the 70s. Humidity levels drop late Saturday into Sunday, making Sunday an absolutely beautiful day.
Isolated showers will be possible then Monday and Tuesday before turning cooler.
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