Friday brings isolated storm chance ahead of cooperative weekend weather

Most rain this weekend will stay to our south

ROANOKE, Va. – A weakening cluster of showers and storms to our west will be enough for isolated rain showers after 7 or 8 a.m. Friday.

FutureTracker - 11 a.m. Friday

Once that clears, we may see some breaks of sun. That said, we won’t be hitting the 80s like we did Thursday afternoon.

High temperature forecast for Friday, 4/19/2024

Any breaks of sun could destabilize the atmosphere, resulting in more hit-or-miss storms between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. While small, they could pack a punch with strong wind and/or hail.

FutureTracker - 6 p.m. Friday

That threat is mostly near/south of the Roanoke Valley.

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The front responsible for this hit-or-miss activity will be south of us Saturday, resulting in mostly dry weather. This is good news for the Blue Ridge Marathon Saturday!

60s with decreasing clouds during the Blue Ridge Marathon Saturday

Come Sunday, an area of low pressure will ride along the front. Recent forecast data shoves this moisture farther south, meaning the only chance for rain will be south of the Roanoke Valley Sunday evening.

Most rain stays south of the area Sunday evening

It will be cooler, though, and that cooling trend follows us into the mornings next week.

Next Monday and Tuesday mornings will be in the 30s and 40s. Patchy frost will be possible in parts of the New River Valley and Highlands.

Most rain stays south of the area Sunday evening

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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