Thursday night will bring some cloudy skies and a few showers before dark. After dark, we dry out, but some foggy patches will be possible, especially through the river valleys. Temperatures tonight will drop into the low 60s with a few spots in the upper 50s. Watch for more fog heading out the door Friday morning.
Friday will bring some sunshine, but we still run the risk of a few showers and storms throughout the afternoon hours as we begin to heat up. A lot of us will stay dry and quiet, but don’t be surprised if you get caught in a quick shower. Severe weather is not expected. Highs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Saturday, scattered afternoon showers and storms are expected as highs climb into the 80s and we see a bit more in the way of sunshine. The other helpful factor for these pop-up showers will be dewpoints in the upper 60s. Overall, the weather should still be decent for any outdoor plans.
Sunday, isolated showers, and storms will be possible once again in the afternoon hours. Slow-moving heavy downpours will be a concern as, at this point, most of the atmosphere is under the influence of high pressure. This means there are no winds higher up to push storms one way or another. Highs in the low 80s are expected.
Monday, isolated afternoon showers and storms (again). We’ll still see plenty of sun, but a few of us could get a decent downpour here or there. Just keep an eye on the skies and you should be able to dodge most of them. Highs in the low 80s.
Tuesday, we’re still above average into the low 80s for most. But this looks like it might be the last day of the unusual warmth, as a cold front and strong upper-level system set up off to our west. This will be close enough to spark up some showers during the day.
Wednesday, the cold front and upper-level system drag their way through dropping temperatures back into the 70s for everyone. Additionally, we’ll get plenty of rain too during the day. For now, it’s too far out for specific rainfall totals. But, it looks like it will be a healthy rain nonetheless.
Our drought monitor shows that we still have some abnormally dry conditions in our eastern counties. Some of this additional rain on Wednesday should help us out a bit. Otherwise, shower chances remain spotty and will not be able to help much. The good news is, most of the area is in okay shape.
In the extended forecast, some hints of cooler weather and drier weather are making their way in. This will be a welcome sight as Fall will have officially began by this point!
Summer isn’t quite done with us just yet so the threat of severe weather across the two Virginias remains. Make sure you and your family have a plan in place for what to do when severe weather strikes. One of the most important parts of that plan is having multiple ways to receive weather alerts and warnings. Two great ways to get them are having the StormTracker 59 app downloaded and purchasing an NOAA Weather Radio for your home and on the go.
A few showers early. After dark we dry out. Lows in the low 60s.
A lingering shower. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Afternoon storms. Highs in the low 80s.
Isolated PM storms. Highs in the 70s and 80s.
Isolated showers and storms. Highs in the low 80s.
Scattered Showers & Sun. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Widespread rain. Highs in the 70s.
Slowly drying out. Highs in the 70s.
Looking dry. Highs in the 70s.