Spotty Showers Pass Through the Mountains Friday… More Widespread Activity Most of Next Week!

We will see sunshine today give way to building cumulus clouds and a few passing showers mainly in the mountains this afternoon as an upper level disturbance moves through. The cooler than normal weather continues with highs barely getting above 70 for your Friday. Normal highs are near 77 in Roanoke this time of the year. We will warm up a few degrees Saturday with mostly sunny skies to start the weekend. I can’t rule out a few isolated showers by afternoon and evening but I have the chance low at 20%. Things change in a big way starting Sunday. A warm front will introduce warm and humid air from the south Sunday with clouds, showers and storms ahead and along it from the SW. The same front then stalls Monday into Tuesday and more/less washes out over us, providing the focus for numerous rounds of showers and heavy storms both days. While temps will technically be cooler than normal, it will feel warmer because the air will be way more muggy by then. The moisture mixes out a little Wednesday into Thursday with temperatures responding by warming up into the 80’s for the end of the work week next week with scattered storms in the heat of the afternoon and evening. A back door cool front may try to move in from the NE next Thursday, but we should stay in the warm and humid air mass for now. Compression ahead of the front may shoot our highs up into the middle 80’s then with heavy storms mixed with partly sunny skies.

Meteorologist Jamey Singleton