Independence Day is proving to be another nice one for getting outside and celebrating the 4th! Any chance for showers should remain mainly to our north and east. However, a brief, stray shower in our northernmost and eastern communities can’t be completely ruled out.
This evening, viewing conditions will be good for any fireworks displays you may be heading out to see. Temperatures will be milder compared to last night. From sunset to midnight, temperatures will gradually fall through the 70s. Enjoy!
We’ll definitely notice a rise in the heat and humidity Monday. Highs will climb into the 90s in many areas for the first half of the week. Monday through Wednesday will be uncomfortably hot due to the rise in the humidity. If you’re looking to get any yard work done during this time, try to do it during the early morning or late in the day to avoid the intense heat of the afternoon.
Rain chances return as early as Wednesday with a few late-day storms possible.
The late-week forecast, specifically Thursday, is largely dependent upon the track of Elsa. Although the track has shifted slightly eastward in recent runs, parts of Southwest Virginia may still be impacted. Locally heavy rain and gusty winds associated with Elsa, or what is left of Elsa, will be possible Thursday, especially east of the I-81 corridor.
At the same time, a slow-moving boundary to our northwest may aid in the development of scattered showers and storms farther west.
Friday, Elsa will be well to our northeast. However, the boundary to our northwest may take some time to get here, leaving us in a weather pattern of pop-up storms with the heating of each day into the weekend.