Good weather for Good Friday, but changes expected over the bank holiday weekend

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ROANOKE, Va. – A cold front passed Thursday, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the eastern half of the region. We also saw gusty, shifting winds as the cooler air mass arrived.

After the front, it is much colder than most mornings this week. Thursday morning temperatures were in the 50s and 60s, but today we wake up in the 30s and 40s.

24-hour temperature change – From 5 a.m. on Friday (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 – All rights reserved.)

Don’t let the cold start fool you. Temperatures recover quickly from noon to afternoon.

We will peak with temperatures close to or slightly above average around 3 or 4 p.m. Fun fact: today is the first day of the year with an average high of 70 degrees in Roanoke.

Average highs vs predicted highs (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 – All rights reserved.)

We will also have plenty of sunshine and southern breezes to wrap up the week. Good weather for Good Friday!

Another front is set to move on Saturday and will bring showers. The best chance of rain will be along the North Carolina-Virginia border during the morning.

Future Tracker – Saturday 11am (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 – All rights reserved.)

Cooler air filters behind the front and we’re only looking at highs in the 50s and 60s for Easter Sunday. At least it will be dry and sunny.

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Altitude Setup – Sunday 8:00 a.m. (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 – All rights reserved.)

Cool air will stay locked in early next week and we’ll throw a good soaking of rain into the mix on Monday as well.

Look for a mid-week drying and warming trend.

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