Grab the umbrella. Wet weather expected at times Wednesday

Most rain will be light Wednesday. Thursday warms up, and some sun returns.

ROANOKE, Va. – Rain Wednesday morning gradually fills in from southwest to northeast.

Most rain starts light before turning slightly heavier/steadier midday into the afternoon. As low pressure transfers some energy offshore, rain should become more scattered later in the day.

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Rain totals stay under an inch, meaning we avoid any potential for flooding. Any chance of thunderstorms looks like it would happen during the evening and mostly east of our area.

We're not looking at many negative effects to the rain Wednesday.

High temperatures are kept 10-15 degrees below where they were Tuesday afternoon. We’ll spring back into the 60s Thursday afternoon.

High temperatures bounce back into the 60s Thursday afternoon.

Come Friday, most of the daylight hours are dry. A storm system west of here will send some light showers our way at night, though the exact timing is something we’ll iron out in the coming days. Some rain then lingers into Saturday.

Rain returns Friday night into Saturday.

Rain is out of here Sunday, but it’s replaced with a gusty wind, west slope snow and cool air.

We'll turn windy at times Sunday.

Morning temperatures then drop into the 30s next Monday through Wednesday mornings.

Mornings next week will be colder.

Our recent stretch of cold weather may have you eager to plant, but hold off on that for now. Our average last freeze doesn’t come until mid-to-late April.


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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