Temperatures across the region will, once again, be on the hot side, though if you’re looking for some slightly cooler temps, our mountain communities will largely remain in the lower 80s.
Speaking of the mountains, there will be a chance for a few spotty showers and thunderstorms today in the mountains of the Highlands (Bath, Highland and Pocahontas Counties). Elsewhere, we should remain dry (despite Futurecast wanting to spit some showers in the far-eastern part of the area, which I don’t tend to agree with).
Clouds should decrease a bit for the rest of the region today with some breezy conditions at times along and west of the Blue Ridge.
Into Monday, the storm chances ramp up across the region under Partly to Mostly Cloudy skies. Right now, the severe threat doesn’t look significant, but any storms that do develop could be accompanied by gusty winds and heavy rainfall.
Highs to start the week are expected to be a few degrees cooler than Sunday’s highs, so we’re looking for low-to-mid 80s across the region – though some upper 80s will be possible again along parts of Southside.
A few storms re-fire on Tuesday but those should be few and far between with similar temperatures to Monday.
On Wednesday, the heat builds back in with highs along and east of the Blue Ridge getting up into the 90s. Parts of Southside could see highs in the mid 90s. We’ll also be looking at some breezy conditions at times.
Wrapping up the work-week, there could be a few typical summer-like storms firing during the afternoon across the region which should be hit-and-miss.
Gradually, we’ll be trending a bit cooler as we approach next weekend with highs closer to average.
On a side note, we’re still talking about Ana, which has transitioned from a Subtropical Storm to a traditional Tropical Storm. She continues heading out to sea and will not pose a problem for the lower 48.
Enjoy your Sunday!