We’ll have some clouds during the evening tonight, though clearing skies will move in overnight.

Low temperatures will fall back into the 50s across the region.

Monday will be our last sunny day in the area with just a few fair-weather clouds passing overhead.

Temperatures will climb back up into the 70s in the mountains to the lower and middle 80s east of the Blue Ridge.

As we get into the day on Tuesday, we’ll start out sunny to partly cloudy. During the afternoon, clouds will start moving in, along with some showers and a stray thunderstorm or two possible.

Tuesday’s highs will range from the lower and middle 70s in the mountains to the lower and middle 80s further east.

Our best chance for widely-scattered showers and thunderstorms will likely occur on Wednesday with highs continuing into the 70s in the mountains to the lower and middle 80s in the east.

A cold front will move through the area late Wednesday night and into early on Thursday. With that, we’ll have some showers possibly lingering into the early morning hours on Thursday but, as things look now, the afternoon is looking dry with sunny to partly cloudy skies. with highs in the mid and upper 70s in the mountains to the lower and middle 80s east of the Blue Ridge.

Friday is looking dry and mild with comparable temperatures to Thursday’s.

As we peek into next weekend, an area of low pressure looks to move overhead into next Saturday bringing the opportunity for showers and storms much of the day. It’s too early to say whether or not it may be a washout, but that chance is at least looking possible. Highs are trending much cooler as many of us likely won’t get out of the 70s.

A few passing showers look possible into next Sunday with highs largely into the 70s.

Tropical Storm Alex has strengthened a bit since the 8 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) – now with winds of 70 mph. If max winds reach 75 mph, it would become a Category 1 hurricane but NHC meteorologists say they expect the storm to slowly weaken a bit into the day on Monday before it turns post-tropical on Tuesday. It’s fully expected to continue heading out to sea posing no direct impact on the U.S. mainland.

I’ll have a full update on the forecast tonight on WFXR News First at Ten!

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist