Today: Showers early. Windy and much colder! More clouds than sunshine. Sprinkle or mountain flurry possible. Afternoon highs of 45-51. Northwest wind 10-30 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Frost possible. Lows 28-34. Northwest wind 10 mph or less.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Warmer with less wind. Highs 57-63. Northwest wind 10 mph or less.
Some scattered passing showers will roll through early Thursday. Windy as well! The showers could be briefly heavy, but won't last long (rainfall totals around 0.10” or less if anything). The rest of the day will feature mostly cloudy skies, with a stray shower or flurry possible.
Wind direction has a huge impact on our temperatures. Yesterday, our winds were out of the southwest, meaning nice and warm weather. Today, they switch to a northwest direction. This will mean our temperatures only reach the 40s across SW VA and near 50 in the Tri-Cities/NE TN. Not very Spring like, huh? If you're wondering, our average high temperature is near 70 this time of year.
Skies clear out tonight setting us up for a cold night. Frost is possible Friday morning and again Saturday morning. Our average last frost in the Tri-Cities comes in late April, so we're getting close to that, but for the mountains we've had frost all the way into May!
Temperatures regulate to near normal again as high pressure builds in for Friday and the first part of the weekend under mainly clear skies. The weather looks dry Saturday and for much of Sunday. We'll see increasing clouds Sunday with a few showers around late (mainly late Sunday night into Monday). A chance of showers will also linger into Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Meteorologist David Boyd
Today's Record Temperatures