ROANOKE, Va. – Between rain on Friday and high winds Saturday we could use a few calm days. Thankfully this week provides: we stay calm and mostly dry from Sunday through Tuesday.
Temperatures are noticeably cooler behind last week’s front: most highs are 15 degrees cooler than Saturday. Since we built up so much heat before the front Sunday is still above average.
Our warm up continues both Monday and Tuesday with just a few showers in the way.
Monday afternoon brings a few extra clouds along our southern border. Some spotty showers can form, but if you need to get outside most of the day is nice and dry.
Highs recover quickly: by Tuesday some of us reach 80. Even as the next cold front moves in this warm up helps temperatures late in the week.
The next storms system develops Tuesday sending storms to already hard-hit areas of the country. That front means showers for us without a high chance of severe weather.
Wednesday sees afternoon showers and some flashes of lightning. The cold front keeps Thursday morning rainy with a drier but overcast afternoon.
A warm front from our south keeps pumping moisture into our region. Showers are light, but the clouds are consistent.
One downside of the lack of rain and wind is the pollen count. Pollen spreads easily in the first half of the week so be sure to prepare if you plan to spend any time enjoying the comfortable weather.