Fire danger remains high Wednesday; Alert Day issued for Thursday storms
A cold front moves through Thursday with a line of showers and isolated severe storms
- Dry conditions with high fire danger
- Temperatures climb on Wednesday
- Weather Alert Day: Thursday
Winds have turn light or diminished but the ground and air remain extremely dry. This means the fire danger is also extremely high. Fire crews from around the Roanoke Valley along with the Virginia Department of Forestry have been battling a brush fire on Fort Lewis Mountain Tuesday. Drone video from Roanoke County Fire and Rescue (below) shows the extent of the fire.
Residents around and especially north of the fire can expect to see and smell smoke overnight. An warm front will keep clouds around with only a stray shower chance in the mountains during the night. Temperatures will slip to the upper 30s.
Temperatures slowly warm up by Wednesday with highs around 60°. We remain dry through midweek.
WEATHER ALERT DAY - THURSDAY
Another powerful cold front stretches from Canada to the Gulf by the middle of the week. Another severe weather outbreak is setting up for the Plains and Deep South through midweek. By Thursday, the line of showers and storms makes its way into our region.
The line is expected to enter the NRV by mid-morning Thursday, followed by the Roanoke Valley around midday. Finally, the line moves to Lynchburg and Danville by the middle of the afternoon.
|Line of moderate/heavy rain||Thursday morning until early evening||All locations see rain (moves west to east)|
|Strong storms||Thursday afternoon into early evening||Mainly along/east of the Blue Ridge Parkway|
|Slight Severe Risk (Level 2/5)||All day Thursday||Central VA and Southside|
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