ROANOKE, Va. – A strong area of low pressure came through overnight, bringing periods of heavy rain to the area.
Now that that’s passed to the north and east, we’re left very windy at times through at least midday Tuesday.
Aside from the wind, we’ll see increasing sunshine and seasonable temperatures Tuesday afternoon.
The wind calms, and sunshine gives us a kiss on Valentine’s Day.
Expect morning temperatures close to freezing before reaching into the 50s by the afternoon. You’ll need a coat for any evening/date night plans.
You won’t need the coat Thursday afternoon, as a southwest breeze pushes our high temperatures close to 60 degrees in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Southside.
This comes ahead of a clipper system that will bring some light rain/snow to the western slopes Thursday evening. It’ll stay windy at times through Friday.
On its heels, another system scrapes by the area late Friday night into Saturday morning.
Moisture is lacking currently, but a very light snow is possible before sunrise Saturday (we’re talking less than an inch in mostly higher elevations).