ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Very warm and humid air is back in the forecast for Southwest and Central Virginia. There is also an increasing threat of stronger storms for the next few days.

A bit of patchy fog is possible for the Tuesday morning commute with temperatures starting in the 60s and mild lower 70s. The day will start fairly dry with variably cloudy skies overhead. However, more heat and humidity are in the forecast with afternoon highs in the middle 80s and into the lower 90s. Stay cool and safe in the heat! Remember to take breaks, dress accordingly, and drink plenty of water. Listen to your body; if you feel overheated or sick, then try to rest in a cool area.

Scattered showers and storms are slated to move through the region Tuesday afternoon and evening. A few storms may become strong to severe. The Storm Prediction Center has a Slight Risk for severe weather across much of Southwest and Central Virginia.

The main storm concerns are gusty winds and hail. Locally heavy rainfall may cause issues concerning localized flooding. While the wet weather will be hit-or-miss, you’ll still want to stay weather aware. Remember to have at least two ways to receive storm warnings.

The unsettled weather pattern will continue through the remainder of the week. The chance for showers and storms will be greatest during the afternoon and evening hours. However, a few morning showers and storms cannot be completely ruled out. For the next few days, you’ll want to keep an eye on strong to severe storms. While the severe weather threat won’t be widespread, damaging wind gusts and hail will be concerns with any strong storms that develop in our region.

For much of the week ahead, it will be very warm and muggy. High temperatures will range from the mid-80s into the lower 90s. We’ll see a bit of a cooldown by Sunday and Monday with more highs in the 80s. Drier weather is expected to return to the forecast by the beginning of next week.