ROANOKE, Va. – Parts of the area reached 80° Monday afternoon, but that won’t be the case Tuesday as clouds increase. Afternoon temperatures will be held to the 50s and 60s, which is considered average for late March.
Showers develop first along the southern Blue Ridge around 3 to 5 p.m. These will drift eastward into the evening, as a weak disturbance passes through the area.
Once that disturbance is gone, the sky clears. This allows temperatures to drop into the 30s, at which point frost may develop.
We expect a similar situation Thursday morning, as high pressure sits directly overhead.
Thursday is when the weather starts picking up in other parts of the country, leading to a minimal threat for severe weather in the southern and central Plains.
Come Friday, that threat expands and increases in parts of the Midwest.
That same storm system brings rain to our area late Friday into early Saturday.
Once the rain clears by midday Saturday, we’ll warm into the 70s. The wind will start picking up - becoming strong at times Saturday into Saturday night.
We’ll turn calmer and slightly cooler (but still pleasant) by Sunday.
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