ROANOKE, Va. – The cool air wedge is back. Its northeast breeze banks up against the Appalachian mountains, providing a veil of clouds, mist, drizzle and cooler air.
Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will only be in the 60s, which is your average for late October.
Contrary to this past Saturday, we don’t really have any tropical moisture source. Instead, we have random pockets of mist, drizzle and light rain. This only amounts to a quarter of an inch or less.
While this past weekend’s rain was a step in the right direction, parts of the area still need some rain. The map below shows how much we’d need to get past any sort of drought status.
Heading into the weekend and next week, high pressure will be the main weather source. While this is great for weekend plans, this isn’t great for those of us needing rain.
We need some rain, along with warm, sunny days and clear, cool nights in order for the foliage to brighten up too.