ROANOKE, Va. – There’s no doubt, the weather has been active in Southwest and Central Virginia! This is good news, because we have reduced the rainfall deficit that we experienced this summer.
A southerly front will provide enough moisture for more rain today, especially in the morning. The highest odds will be in the New River Valley and Southside. We believe these areas could also be at risk from localized flooding.
We will also be hit by the infamous wedge (or cold air dam) today. This means that there will be lots of clouds around and temperatures will be kept low.
We are aiming for highs in the 70s, which would be more typical of early October!
After a cool start on Monday, temperatures will recover well into the afternoon. I don’t think we’ll be quite back to seasonal averages, but it will still be a bit warmer than today.
We also expect completely dry conditions under a mix of sun and cloud.
Warmer temperatures continue to pile on Tuesday. Many of you will be back in the 90s for highs.
I can’t completely rule out a stray shower or storm, but most of you should stay dry.
Higher chances of showers and storms will eventually return to the forecast. At the moment we expect Wednesday and Thursday to be the wettest days.
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