Thursday marked day 3 of 90°+ temperatures in the Roanoke Valley.
FRIDAY: We await the arrival of a backdoor cold front today. A weak disturbance and increased instability will once again provide the opportunity for scattered showers and storms Friday into Friday evening. This could interrupt some of the evening's high school football games. Take a rain jacket with you just in case.
STORM CHANCE: The best coverage is expected between 2pm and 8pm.
STORM IMPACT: Downpours from slow-moving storms is possible, along with isolated strong wind gusts in any stronger storms. Widespread severe weather is NOT expected.
With an easterly flow, expect increasing clouds during the day. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 80s with feels like temperatures in the low 90s thanks to the humidity. Any storms should taper off by late in the evening.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND: As a backdoor cold front moves through the region. Easterly winds persist with much cooler temperatures. Highs only reach the low 80s Saturday and Sunday.
Expect more sunshine and lower rain chances late in the weekend and Labor Day Monday.
NEXT WEEK: We return to the hot and muggy pattern Tuesday through Thursday. Afternoon highs reach the mid to upper 80s. We stay dry in most areas through Wednesday with a few more showers Thursday.