Pinpoint Weather: Dry for most on Sunday with peaks of sunshine; much warmer into next week

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Finally…it’s time to see some sunshine!

After a week of unsettled weather, we’ll finally start to see improving conditions during the day on Sunday.

Morning clouds will gradually lessen giving us Partly Cloudy skies through the afternoon. We can’t rule out a stray shower or two – mainly along and east of the Route 29 corridor but most will remain dry.

Highs, on Sunday, will be a bit warmer than Saturday’s as instead of widespread 60s, we’re looking at mostly 70s across the region, though the higher elevations could top out into the upper 60s.

Winds will also be up a bit in the 10-15 mph range in the eastern part of the region including Lynchburg, Appomattox, Charlotte Court House, Halifax and South Boston, to name a few.

Tonight, we can expect Variably Cloudy skies with areas of fog likely as winds will diminish during the evening.

Low temperatures will fall back into the mid 50s in the mountains to the upper 50s to the lower 60s further east.

Monday is looking Partly to Mostly Cloudy but dry across the region with highs comparable to Sunday’s.

Starting on Tuesday, we’re going to be gradually warming up a bit more as highs top out in the upper 70s in the mountains to the lower 80s east of the Blue Ridge.

The warmth continues through the rest of next week as we could even be talking about the chance for a few near-record highs on Thursday and Friday with highs in the 80s across the vast majority of the region. We’ll also continue on the dry side.

By next weekend, a cold front enters the region which will give us increased chances for showers and cooler temperatures. We’re looking more fall-like, especially from late next weekend into the following week.

In the tropics, we’re still monitoring a complex of storminess off of the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center says this area could develop into a subtropical storm on Sunday. Beyond that, the opportunity to strengthen becomes more limited. There’s a 30 percent chance of that system becoming “Wanda.”

Bands of rain and storms can be expected along the immediate coast and a few miles inland from North Carolina into Virginia, so if you’re heading to the coast, it won’t be a great “beach day” today.

So, this coming week could very well be our final taste of summer-like warmth for the year, so get out there and enjoy it!

Gary Boyer

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