(WFXR) — The summer weather pattern is continuing with little in the way of relief until the weekend.
Pockets of fog will cause some travel issues Thursday morning, but much of the fog is expected to dissipate by around 8 a.m. Otherwise, we’re looking at mostly to partly sunny skies for much of the day ahead. High temperatures will range from the low to mid 80s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Southside, Central Virginia, and the Roanoke Valley could experience high temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s.
The heat index (or feels like temperatures) will be in the upper 90s in some spots for the afternoon. With the heat and humidity sticking around through the end of the workweek, make sure to stay cool and hydrate if you’re working or playing outside.
A few showers and storms will have the chance to develop in the afternoon and early evening, but rain chances are on the low side. Any rain that does develop will be hit-or-miss and spotty. Many will stay dry this Thursday.
Friday will be a bit warmer with some spots in Central Virginia and Southside warming up into the mid 90s! Overall, it will be a rinse-and-repeat forecast of Thursday. Afternoon rain chances are limited, but not zero.
A cold front will approach Southwest and Central Virginia from the northwest as we head into the weekend. This will allow scattered showers and storms to develop on Saturday and Sunday, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.
Some concerns with these showers and storms will be their capability to produce heavy rainfall and their slow-moving nature. This may lead to localized flooding in certain areas. We also can’t rule out the possibility for some of these storms to become strong to severe. The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team will continue to provide more updates as we get closer to the weekend.