Pinpoint Weather: Claudette could bring stray showers, storms to parts of the region; hot conditions continue

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Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there!

We’ll have another hot and muggy day in the region today with highs near 90 in the Roanoke/Lynchburg metros – generally in the 80s elsewhere with a few 70s in the NRV.

What is now Tropical Depression Claudette will continue moving to our south but it could toss some stray showers and storms into the region with the better chance of seeing some activity in Southside.

Some stray storms associated more so with daytime heating could bring some storms into the Highlands. The Storm Prediction Center does have a Marginal Risk of storms into parts of the Highlands again today. Damaging winds would be the main threat with any storms, though locally-heavy rain can also be expected with any storms that develop, which – like yesterday – should be very isolated.

We’ll start the work-week with another slight chance for a few showers and storms in the area but it will be even warmer with areas east of the Blue Ridge topping out into the mid 90s for highs with slightly cooler temperatures into the mountains.

On Tuesday, a cold front enters the area which will bring widely-scattered showers and thunderstorms into the region. I do expect most-everyone to see some moisture as we head into Tuesday. We’ll also be much cooler with abundant cloud-cover holding back the temperatures into the 70s over the vast majority of the region.

By Wednesday, we’re drying out with relatively seasonal temperatures. Highs are expected in the lower 80s east of the Blue Ridge and into the 70s in the mountains with a decent amount of sunshine.

Thursday and Friday are looking dry with a gradual up-tick in temperatures each day.

If you’re looking to spend some time outside with dad today, just keep an eye to the sky. Not everyone will be getting wet but there could be some showers and storms that could hinder some outdoor plans.

Gary Boyer

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