Valentine’s Day spent partially kissed by the sun

It will be seasonably chilly for any date night plans you might have this Valentines Day

ROANOKE, Va. – Outside of some fair weather clouds from time to time, Valentines Day will feature more sunshine and slightly warmer air than Tuesday.

A mainly clear sky at night means temperatures will drop fairly quickly for date night plans. Expect most of us to be in the 40s between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Grab the jacket if you have any evening plans Wednesday.

Fast-forward to Thursday, and we’ll see a shift in the wind. It won’t be quite as strong as Tuesday, but it will come from the southwest.

Wind gusts of 20 mph or greater will be possible Thursday afternoon.

This will help to pump in some warmer air. Expect highs in the 50s and lower 60s Thursday afternoon.

High temperatures Thursday afternoon will resemble mid-to-late March.

This comes ahead of a weak system that will clip us Thursday night. Isolated rain and mountain snow showers will be possible, followed by cooler air and gusty wind heading into Friday.

A weak system brings the chance for isolated rain and snow showers Thursday night, followed by cooler air and gusty wind.

A slightly more potent storm system rides into the area Friday night into Saturday morning, bringing a slightly better chance of a rain/snow mix.

There's a better chance of a rain/snow mix Friday night into Saturday morning.

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If snow rates are heavy enough, we could see a light accumulation in some higher elevations before sunrise Saturday. The odds of an inch across much of the area are 20% or less, so there’s no need to go stocking up at the grocery store.

The chance of plowable snow is very low across much of the area Friday night into Saturday morning.

The rest of the day Saturday is windy and cold. Temperatures rise with each day between Sunday and next Tuesday.


About the Author

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.

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