Rain ends overnight with unseasonably warm highs Wednesday

Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week with highs approaching 80°
Published: Apr. 5, 2022 at 3:56 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2022 at 11:41 PM EDT
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  • Rain moves out between midnight and 3am
  • Warm Wednesday with a stray PM storm
  • Cooler end to the week

Rain will slowly exit to the north overnight with partly cloudy skies. Rain totals will be anywhere from half an inch to an inch with some higher amounts possible in a few areas.

Rainfall totals look to be higher for location to the East.
Rainfall totals look to be higher for location to the East.(WDBJ Weather)

WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY

The morning commute will be dry Wednesday with A secondary system moves in Wednesday evening into Thursday morning bringing back another round of scattered showers and perhaps some storms. Showers likely linger into Thursday morning with a few spotty showers into the afternoon. We also have a chance for some strong to severe thunderstorms later Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. A few storms may become strong to severe late Wednesday afternoon and evening. These may be capable of producing damaging winds. Large hail or a brief, isolated tornado cannot be ruled out in far southwest Virginia into the North Carolina mountains.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the extreme western part of our area under a Slight Risk of severe storms late Wednesday. Most models show precipitation hanging back until overnight Wednesday into Thursday which could limit the severe risk for our area. We’ll continue to monitor.

A cold front enters the area Wednesday evening with the chance of a few stronger storms mainly...
A cold front enters the area Wednesday evening with the chance of a few stronger storms mainly in the NRV and Highlands.(WDBJ7)

FRIDAY

After the front passes through Thursday we should see drier and cooler conditions. Some wrap around moisture is possible to hang around into parts of our Friday which means spotty showers are still possible. Friday’s highs will be back into the 50s and 60s with lows dropping down into the 30s/low 40s.

THE WEEKEND

We turn much cooler for the Martinsville race weekend with highs in the mid-upper 50s. It will be dry with chilly lows in the 30s. There could be the potential for frost in some areas once again.

A much cooler weekend is expected with highs in the 50s.
A much cooler weekend is expected with highs in the 50s.(WDBJ7)