It appears we’re going to roll right into the Father’s Day weekend with an amazing stretch of boring – i.e. beautiful — weather. Several sunny, mostly dry days are ahead, with highs in the 70s to low 80s and lows in the 50s to low 60s — near or slightly below the seasonal norms for mid June. High pressure wedging in from the north will keep this relatively mild and dry Canadian air mass in place. The only exception could be just a few afternoon showers and storms over some mountainous areas, especially west of I-77, if afternoon heating and banking moisture on light east winds is sufficient on any given day. That’s fairly typical for this time of year. Long term, there is some indication we may get a warmer flow of air from the southwest early to mid next week, and also some signals of a possible cold frontal passage and/or influence of a possible Gulf of Mexico tropical system. Details of any of that, including the actual existence of these features, is too far out in the future for much confidence at this time. So we should just enjoy this run of relatively mild, dry June days while it lasts. (Inset photo — larger version linked here — from top of Roanoke Times building looking northwest just before sunset today as the sun peeks through a mid-level cloud deck).