Pinpoint Weather: High pressure keeps region warm and dry, storm chances return for upcoming week

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An area of high pressure is still dominating much of the Mid-Atlantic which means the dry and hot weather will continue for the remainder of the weekend.

Despite the increase in high-level clouds, we’ve had our warmest temperatures of the year this Saturday. Many spots have warmed up into the 80s with upper 80s into Southside and Central Virginia. For this evening, overnight lows will be in the mild low 60s and upper 50s.

Sunday will be a rinse-and-repeat forecast: a mix of sun and clouds and high temperatures in the 80s. Areas east of the Blue Ridge may make it to the 90-degree mark. There is a slim chance (10%) of rain during the afternoon, but many people will stay dry. Remember to stay cool and hydrated in this warmer weather.

Showers and storms return to the forecast Monday afternoon. These will be hit-or-miss and the severe threat is low at this time. However, gusty winds and heavy rainfall may occur in stronger storms if they develop. High temperatures will still be above-average, but slightly cooler than what we’re expecting for the weekend.

For the week ahead, we’re looking at 30-20% chances for rain for almost each afternoon.

Taking a look at the Atlantic: Subtropical Storm Ana developed this early Saturday morning. Ana is located northeast of Bermuda and will stay well out to sea. We won’t see any impacts from this storm system.

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