Pinpoint Weather: Dry and warmer on Saturday before a pattern change brings wet weather into next week

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Welcome to the weekend!

Dry and warmer weather is expected on Saturday. We’ll have temperatures into the lower and middle 80s east of the Blue Ridge, upper 70s and lower 80s in the west.

Sunny skies with a few clouds are anticipated through the day today as well.

For tonight, we’ll have some passing clouds likely with the chance for some fog developing overnight with lows ranging from the mid and upper 50s to the lower 60s.

Into Sunday, clouds will be moving in through the day. We can’t completely rule out a stray shower or thunderstorm in the NRV and the Highlands but they should be few and far between during the day as highs are expected to be within a few degrees of Saturday’s highs.

By Sunday night, the chance for showers, perhaps a thunderstorm, will become a bit more widespread along with areas of fog developing as well.

Beyond that, we’re trending wet.

Monday brings widely scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region. Highs won’t be as mild as most areas will see highs into the 70s.

For Tuesday…much of the same with more showers and some thunderstorms possible as highs continue into the 70s.

From Wednesday through the rest of next week, we’ll keep the chance for showers in the picture as our unsettled pattern continues. Highs will also largely continue into the 70s, though some of the higher elevations may see highs closer to the upper 60s.

As far as the tropics go, we continue monitoring Hurricane Sam which is passing to the east of Bermuda. In the coming days, we’ll continue watching Sam move further out to sea. With Sam being a strong Category 4 hurricane for several days, it’s generated plenty of rough seas which will plague the east coast through the weekend, so if you’re heading to the coast, it might be best to stay out of the water as increased wave activity and rip currents will continue through the weekend.

Tropical Storm Victor is also continuing to spin in the western Atlantic. This storm poses no threat to the U.S. mainland as it will remain well out to sea.

Enjoy the weekend!

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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