You know it’s a slow weather period if I’m posting a photo of a woolly worm here. I uncovered this one while mowing my mother’s yard on Saturday. Here’s a bigger look if you want to see it. Just wondering what the woolly worm interpreters out there make of it.
A sunnier day is likely Sunday than occurred Saturday, with cool morning lows in the upper 40s and low 50s followed by highs only making it into the mid 60s to lower 70s. A cold front is approaching from the west but likely never makes it to Southwest Virginia before washing out on Monday night. High pressure to the east is too strong, and the main dynamics to force the front farther east will slip away into Canada. Still, there might be a shower or two, maybe even an isolated rumble of thunder, late Monday, but rain chances looks slim. The rest of the week appears likely to be dry but warming up as high pressure builds over the Southeast. We may see some low 80s highs in the Roanoke Valley and areas to the south and east by the latter half of the coming week. Eventually moisture will build and there probably will be a stronger front approaching by late next weekend or early the following week for the best chance of rain we’ve seen since last weekend.