There will be a noticeable increase in the afternoon high temperatures this week as the mercury in the thermometer is going to be spiking in the middle to upper 80s the next couple of days, followed by a couple days in the 90s.
It may feel like summer but we are still several days away from the Astronomical Summer as the Solstice is not until the 21st of June.
Lynchburg has already hit the 90° mark this year, but both Roanoke and Danville have yet to reach that level this year. Danville may get there Thursday, but both should achieve it on Friday.
Records in the region will be approached but may not be broken but it will be something we will be keeping an eye on.
As for the precipitation aspect to the forecast our region will be on the edge of a few impulses. Today was quiet and dry with a bit of a breeze from time to time.
Wednesday looks to start out sunny then clouds move in late in the day. There is a slight chance for some rain in the west, but the bulk of the rain is expected to arrive overnight into Thursday.
Scattered showers and storms will define Thursday with a bit of a robust twist to the storms at times.
Friday will be the hot day as records may fall and the slip and slide in the back yard needs to be deployed.