CLOUDS INCREASE THROUGH THE NIGHT

RAIN SHOWERS MONDAY MORNING...SUNSHINE MONDAY AFTERNOON

WARMING UP THROUGH FRIDAY

SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE LATER IN THE WEEK

EASTER PREVIEW...LOOKS EGG-CELLENT!

This Afternoon: Plenty of sunshine and much warmer. Highs 50-55. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Clouds increasing and rain developing late.  Lows 35-39.  Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Showers taper off by late morning.  Becoming mostly sunny, warm and breezy at times.  Highs 56-62.  West wind 5-20 mph.

Tomorrow Night: Winds dies down.  Mostly clear skies and cold.  Lows 29-34.  Light wind.

Tuesday: Plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures.  Highs 62-68.  Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

Weather Summary:

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking rain showers that will develop tonight into Monday morning.  An upper level wave of energy will swing a weak cold front our way during the morning.  This front will bring us increasing clouds late today into this evening, with the highest chance of rain after midnight and lasting into commute hours especially east of Interstate 81 at that point.

Morning showers will be followed by afternoon delight.  As high pressure nudges back into the region, breezy and mild conditions will follow suit.  Expect winds out of the west at 5-20 mph and breezier along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Temperatures will warm up into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees for most areas with mostly to partly sunny skies by afternoon.

Tuesday, southwest flow will develop ahead of a storm system. This is when we'll notice warmer air and higher temperatures across the board.  Highs Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 60s.  A pulse of energy may create a few stray showers Tuesday night into Wednesday, but nothing to write home about. 

As the aforementioned storm system moves closer, a breezy southwest wind will allow temperatures from Wednesday through Friday to soar into the upper 60s to perhaps low 70s.  Rain chances increase Thursday night into Friday with enough instability to provide a few thunderstorms as well.  By Saturday, things will calm down but cool off a little bit.  High temperatures near 60.  For now, forecast models are in fair agreement on Easter Sunday's weather.  High pressure sits on top of the southeast, providing us with an egg-cellent Easter Sunday. 

Recap: Highs in the 50s to low 60s Monday. Mid 60s Tuesday and then upper 60s to low 70s Wednesday through Friday...low to mid 60s by the weekend.  Lows in the 30s Sunday and Monday nights...40s through the rest of the week.

Our average high is 63°, low 38°.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels