The heat will continue with the high temperatures in the 90s today most locations east of the Foothills. The heat and humidity will be very uncomfortable so make sure to keep the water bottle handy. If you are outside, which most are on this holiday, please try to stay in the shade as much as you can. Tips to staying cool are listed below.
There will be a slight chance for some isolated storms to arrive in the heat of the day as the usual pop-up variety storms are developing. The storms are expected to linger into the evening and be more of the “hit or miss” style, so keep an eye out if you are enjoying the mountains or a lake.
Tonight, the storms should taper off, but may well linger into at least midnight as the region is so warm. There is a good deal of water around so there may be some localized flooding issues to contend with as well. As usual this time of year, if you get rain in the afternoon, you may have to deal with some patchy fog overnight.
Sunday looks to provide us with a bit more wet weather than the past couple of days have allowed. A stationary front develops late day and that may be the focal point for the showers and storms. A bit more widespread storms are slated in the afternoon and evening as a result of the front.
Monday and into the new work week will be typical for early July, storms possible each day with the temps rising near 90. Late in the week an area of low pressure will push through the Carolinas and off the coast. This feature will more than likely lead to even more widespread rain and storms on Thursday and Friday. Timing may be slowed down a bit, but heading into next weekend will surely be wetter than this week’s end. The better chance for rain will be east of the Parkway as the storm east but some models have it closer so we will, as always, reserve the right to change the forecast.
As for the tropics, a Tropical Depression has formed near Bermuda and may become Eduardo later today or tonight. This cyclone is moving away from the east coast and out into the open waters of the Atlantic, so it should pose no threat the U.S. mainland.
Check out our digital series on Tracking the Tropics.
Stay safe and stay hydrated
Here is a list of local fireworks events today.
- Harrison Museum Speaker Series: A Deeper Dive into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Hokies All Access : Men’s Basketball COVID-19 pause, Full Booth with Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop, Dreams to Degrees, and Twin Magic
- Vehicle of missing Bedford County man discovered along Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke
- Republican Party of Virginia rules out statewide convention at single venue after visit to Liberty University
- Montgomery County Supervisor Sherri Blevins joins race for 7th House District