ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Hot weather continues to make an appearance in Southwest and Central Virginia for the beginning of the new week.
An area of high pressure will remain dominant over the region for Monday, meaning dry weather for the day. Skies will generally be mostly sunny, but we could see some haze from wildfire smoke from the Western U.S.
Due to warm west winds blowing through, Monday will be hotter than Sunday with above-average highs in the mid 90s for many areas east of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands can expect high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. The weather will stay quiet and dry as we head into the evening hours.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be hot and humid. High temperatures will range from the mid-80s and to the low-90s. Rain chances will be fairly low, but a few isolated late-day showers and storms cannot be completely ruled out.
Rain chances will be a bit higher for the end of the workweek and temperatures won’t be as hot. Some moisture associated with Nicholas will have the chance to impact the area Thursday with some showers/storms being capable of producing heavy rainfall. However, this will be a hit-or-miss scenario; not everyone will see these downpours. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s and 80s.
Friday will be another day with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High temperatures will be similar to Thursday’s highs. Rain chances will be lower for the weekend, but isolated showers/storms are possible each day.