Roanoke, Virginia

Our week is very mid-Atlantic heavy, and we are in the throes of it, with a Thursday forecast for Roanoke.

At 554PM, ET, Roanoke was reporting cloudy skies and a temperature of 48. There was an area of low pressure off the coast inducing easterly flow over Virginia, which when hemmed against the Appalachians was creating ribbons of clouds over the plains that gave way to overcast conditions.
An area of high pressure will push it’s way south into the middle of the country, abutting a jet moving from the upper Mississippi Valley towards Chesapeake Bay. This will mean a few ridge riding showers at the base of the ridge developing tomorrow afternoon and rolling over the Appalachians into Roanoke. Expect mostly cloudy skies tomorrow evening into the morning Saturday. A very weak surface trough will develop within this activity and head towards the Southeast, which will create a bit of southeasterly flow and upsloping for Saturday in Roanoke. Showers and storms will become more widespread through the day on Saturday as a result.
Tomorrow – Becoming cloudy with a chance of drizzle late, High 57, Low 31
Saturday- Cloudy with showers, High 53, Low 47

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds (late rain) High 56, Low 34
Saturday – Showers possible in the afternoon. High 50, Low 39

AW: Tomorrow – Partial sunshine High 54, Low 32
Saturday – Cloudy with a chance of rain High 53, Low 34

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 54, Low 34
Saturday – A chance of rain, mainly after 11am. Cloudy High 46, Low 38

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. High 55, Low 33
Saturday – Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain High 50, Low 36

The Weather Service is counting on some clouds to keep it chilly on Saturday. Unusual for them to be the outlier. Here is the satellite, showing what I was talking about with those clouds.

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