(WFXR) –There will be little change in the hot weather pattern we’ve been experiencing across Southwest and Central Virginia for the past several days.
Patchy fog may impact the Thursday morning commute in parts of the region. Otherwise, skies will generally be mostly to partly sunny throughout the day. High temperatures will, once again, be in the upper 80s and low to mid-90s.
Showers and storms can be expected for the afternoon and early evening hours. The best chance for rain will be in the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley. Storms will be more isolated in Central Virginia and Southside. Any shower or storm that does develop will be capable of producing downpours and some lightning.
Although Friday is looking slightly drier, some spotty showers and storms cannot be ruled out, especially west of the Blue Ridge. It will be muggy with high temperatures making their way into the upper 80s and the low to mid-90s.
The forecast will stay fairly consistent as we head into the weekend. Rain chances will be on the low side (20-30%), but be aware that afternoon pop-up showers and storms are possible. The summery heat remains in the forecast with highs in the upper 80s and 90s for both Saturday and Sunday.
Rain chances will be slightly higher for the first half of the upcoming week. However, models are suggesting a cold front will sweep through during the middle of next week. There may be some tropical moisture associated with the front, as well. This potential rainy event is about a week away, so the WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team will provide more updates in the future. While the heat will linger into Monday, we could see seasonal temperatures by Wednesday.