Pinpoint Weather: Hazy pattern continues, spotty storms over the weekend

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Pinpoint Weather:  Hazy pattern continues, spotty storms over the weekend

The weekend will be bringing back the rain, not much, but some. There is a good chance for us to see some scattered showers and storms over the area late in the day Saturday. The better chance for the rain will be south of Roanoke and Lynchburg (highway 460) but the mountains may be able to squeeze out some rain at times.  The temperatures look to be in the middle to upper 80s on Saturday then the 90s return on Sunday.

Sunday will be a bit of a tough call with the rain, most locations should stay dry and that will also allow the region to warm up over 90.  A mixture of clouds and sunshine will best define the day, but if you are out and about, make sure to keep an eye on the clouds as a pop up storm is never out of the question during the heat of the summer.  This will also be the beginning of several days in a row with 90 plus heat (unless of course that is achieved on Saturday).

Monday will still be hot but there is a chance for some more showers and storms as a cold front approaches.  The rain is likely to be fairly widespread but should be an afternoon event that will allow the temps to rise above 90.

Tuesday will see the front move through so there may be some showers off and on during that time frame. Still, most models are looking at temps in the 90s even with the clouds and early rain.

Wednesday will be hot and muggy with highs in the middle 90s. This will repeat on Thursday before some rain and slightly less hot weather arrives on Friday.

The moon will be full tonight and the nickname is the Full Buck Moon. This is the time of year that antlers start to sprout on the male deer as they prepare for the rutting season.  It is also nicknamed the Full Thunder Moon based on the storms this time of year. The moon will be full on Thursday night at 10:37 pm.

Stay safe everyone.

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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