ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The potential for severe thunderstorms has diminished Tuesday morning, but strong storms may have the chance to develop again by the afternoon hours.

A cold front will slowly work its way through Southwest and Central Virginia Tuesday. Showers will linger during the morning hours. By the afternoon, most of the wet weather will be east of the Blue Ridge. Highs will reach the 80s.

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A few strong to severe storms may develop in Southside and Central Virginia. Stronger storms may produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Isolated hail cannot be ruled out. Overall, showers and storms should exit the region by the early evening hours.


High pressure will build in behind the passing cold front, leading to lower humidity levels and mostly dry conditions for the remainder of the week. Starting Wednesday, mostly to partly sunny skies will be overhead with afternoon highs in the upper 70s and 80s.


Humidity levels will start to creep up by the weekend with hotter temperatures on the way. Mostly dry weather is slated for Sunday and Monday, but afternoon temperatures will warm up into the 80s west of the Blue Ridge. The Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside will notice highs in the lower and middle 90s.