Highs soar ahead of Thursday’s cold front

A few spotty showers are possible
Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 3:46 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2022 at 6:39 PM EDT
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  • Temperatures 10-15° above average
  • Stray showers possible this afternoon
  • Scattered showers & storms Thursday

Skies remain variably cloudy overnight with lows in the mid and upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY

A stray mountain shower is possible this afternoon as a weak frontal boundary moves through. Highs will climb well into the 70s to near 80 Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. We can’t rule out a stray shower later Wednesday, but most stay dry.

Spotty showers are possible Thursday morning.
Spotty showers are possible Thursday morning.(WDBJ7)

Breezes increase throughout the afternoon Wednesday, gusting 15-25 mph. It’s best to avoid any kind of open burning until the winds decrease.

Gusts will top 25mph at times Wednesday leading to a high fire danger.
Gusts will top 25mph at times Wednesday leading to a high fire danger.(WDBJ7)

THURSDAY

A cold front will approach the region Thursday with a line of showers that’s expected to move through. It doesn’t appear to be a washout, and any rain would be light with a low severe risk. We remain on the mild side as well with highs in the 70s.

EASTER WEEKEND

We turn cooler behind the front as we get into the Easter weekend. Friday will be partly sunny with highs around 70°.

Temperatures cool slightly Saturday and Sunday with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. New data suggests any showers will likely not arrive until well into Sunday night or perhaps even Monday.

Our Easter weekend forecast is looking pretty quiet. A few stray showers are possible.
Our Easter weekend forecast is looking pretty quiet. A few stray showers are possible.(WDBJ Weather)

NEXT WEEK

Another round of colder air is set to arrive between April 19 - 21. This could lead to some chilly days and cold nights once again. This is still pretty far out, but keep in mind, we can still have frost and freeze into early May.

Another round of colder air is expected to drop into the region by the end of the month.
Another round of colder air is expected to drop into the region by the end of the month.(WDBJ7)