An area of high pressure will continue to dominate the region into Monday, allowing the dry weather and warmer temperatures to continue.
For the evening hours, skies will remain mostly clear and temperatures will slip down into the 40s and upper 30s.
Expect more sunshine in the forecast for Monday. The warming trend will continue with afternoon highs in the upper 60s and 70s. These temperatures are above-average for this time of year as we generally see highs in the 70s throughout May. Overnight lows will be in the 40s and cool low 50s.
Cloud cover will be variable for Tuesday and Wednesday, but rain remains out of the forecast for the time being. Temperatures will be above average with highs in the mid to upper 70s. A few spots in Southside and Central Virginia could warm up into the low 80s Wednesday. We generally don’t see highs in the 80s until late May and early June.
With the dry weather pattern sticking around in the forecast, it’s important to follow burn bans and burn with caution. Fires can easily spread when dry conditions are in place.
Rain returns to the forecast later in the week. Scattered showers, as well as a few thunderstorms, are possible for both Thursday and Friday. It will also be a bit cooler with temperatures falling back down into the low 70s and 60s by the weekend.