Spotty storms this afternoon


DISCUSSION: Shower and thunderstorm activity tapers off later this evening. Temperatures will fall after sunset, slowly at first but quickly after the clouds clear. Humidity will be noticeably less apparent through the overnight hours.

A cooler night on the way. Fog forms quickly.

The combination of stray showers and dropping temperatures should allow for some fog to form overnight, especially in the river valleys. Low temperatures for most will be in the low to mid 60s. A handful of cooler areas will be possible wherever we break apart the cloud cover.

Bigger improvements are made for Friday. There are a lot of events going around the region Friday, so it’s a perfect time to bring back that sunshine! Temperatures will top out slightly above average for most. At this time, it looks like we will be just a bit too dry to support even isolated pop ups. Humidity remains low. If we clear the clouds quickly enough, there’s a chance that we fall into the 60s before midnight. A light jacket might not be a bad idea!

High pressure ultimately looks to win out by the time we make it into the weekend. Temperatures should be close to normal for this time of year, in the low 80s. It looks like we should be 2 for 2 on great weekends to enjoy the State Fair, and we know many out there will be eager to hop on their favorite rides one last time before it comes to a close. We also start our warm up on Saturday, bringing back above average temperatures for the weekend and beyond.

Warmth returns to the Two Virginias this weekend and most of next week!

Sunday may become a bit more unsettled late in the day. There is still some model disagreement on the actual timing of our next system, but rain chances will definitely be on the rise. Highs return to the mid 80s and humidity spikes again. Some showers or thunderstorms might be in the cards for Sunday evening.

Monday will bring a batch of rain through. It’s a bit too early to get into the finer details of the forecast, but we are looking increasingly unsettled. Highs on Monday will be back in the 80s. Humidity remains high.

More showers will be possible Tuesday. If our front clears out quickly late Monday, we start off a bit unsettled and bring back afternoon sun. If not, we could end up with some spotty afternoon showers. We will iron out the details as we get closer.

We are not in the clear on Wednesday, either. More typical summer weather is expected. In other words, we are going to see showers in the afternoon thanks to moisture hanging out and some help from the mountains. Highs will still be near or slightly above average for this time of year.

Models are suggesting a more robust round of rain on Thursday. As of now, it’s a bit too far out to talk about anything specific. This could be, however, enough activity to lead to some isolated high water issues. We will have been slowly saturating our region through the week. It’s something that needs to be watched as we get closer.

August is bound to bring us plenty more 80 degree days and humidity alongside it. As we approach the late summer season, stormy weather remains a hazard on our radar. At this point in the year, our atmosphere is very warm at the surface as well as aloft, which usually helps us steer clear of too much severe weather. However, our attention will remain focused on potential flooding and high water with any stronger systems that move through the region.

Your 10 Day Forecast

Quieter. Some valley fog. Lows in the 60s.
Looking drier. Highs in the 80s. 
Looking quiet. Highs in the 80s. 
Some showers return late, but mainly dry. Highs in the 80s. 
Rain possible. Highs in the 80s. 
Rain possible. Highs in the 80s.
Some showers. Highs in the 80s.
Still unsettled with highs in the 80s.
A few more showers. Highs in the 80s.
More of the same. Highs in the 80s.

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