ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The heat is sticking around Southwest and Central Virginia Tuesday with slightly muggier conditions in place.
Pockets of mountain valley fog are possible Tuesday morning with temperatures starting in the 60s and lower 70s. Similar to Monday, it will be hot and mostly dry with afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s and middle 90s. A backdoor cold front will move through the region, but little to no rain is anticipated.
The passing front will cause a drop in humidity levels Tuesday evening into Wednesday. To kick off the day, morning lows will be in the 50s and 60s Wednesday. It won’t be as hot during the afternoon with highs in the seasonable 80s.
The heat is back on for the end of the work week. For Thursday, afternoon temperatures will reach the upper 80s and lower 90s. Friday will be our hottest day with highs in the 90s. Since it will be so humid outside Friday, heat index values in the triple digits are possible in the Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside. A few spotty showers and storms may pop up each day.
A cold front will move through the region Saturday, sparking a few showers and storms in Southwest and Central Virginia. While it won’t be as hot as Friday, afternoon temperatures will still reach the middle 80s and lower 90s.
Once the front sweeps through, we will notice cooler temperatures for the end of the weekend into next week. For Sunday and Monday, highs are slated to be in the 70s and lower 80s.
TRACKING THE TROPICS
We’re heading into the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. Currently, two tropical storms are churning in the Atlantic Basin: Franklin and Harold. None of these systems are expected to impact our forecast for the week ahead, but Harold is slated to bring heavy rainfall along Texas’s Gulf Coast.