ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — High pressure will bring fair weather conditions to Southwest and Central Virginia on Thursday. However, another storm system will impact the region at the end of the workweek.
Thursday will start cold with morning lows in the 20s and lower 30s. Winds may be a bit breezy at times, especially west of I-77. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies are in the forecast with afternoon temperatures in the slightly milder upper 40s and 50s.
Expect a dry start to Friday with increasing cloudiness overhead. Scattered showers will begin to move in during the afternoon and continue into the evening. Morning lows will be in the cold 20s while afternoon highs will reach the 40s and 50s.
Repeated rounds of heavy rainfall could lead to localized flooding concerns. A few stronger thunderstorms may develop east of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The main storm concern is gusty winds, but brief isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
Following Friday’s storm system, mountain snow showers will have the chance to develop on Saturday. Snowfall totals of up to an inch are possible along western slopes. Otherwise, the start of the weekend will be windy and chilly. Gusts of 30 – 50 mph are possible. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 30s and 40s. Overnight temperatures will fall into the frigid 20s.
Sunday will be breezy, but not as windy. A mix of sun and clouds will be over the region with afternoon temperatures in the chilly 30s and lower 40s.
Another disturbance will have the chance to impact Southwest and Central Virginia late Monday into Tuesday. Some models are hinting at the potential for snow showers on Tuesday, but there are uncertainties in the forecast data. Expect more weather updates ahead.
Overall, next week looks colder. For Tuesday, morning lows will be in the 20s while afternoon temperatures rise into the much cooler-than-average 20s and 30s. Wednesday morning will start with temperatures in the teens.