(WFXR) — Little change is in the forecast as the heat and humidity continue across Southwest Virginia.
Pockets of dense fog will impact the Friday morning commute for some drivers. Visibilities less than a quarter of a mile are possible in some spots along and west of the Blue Ridge. A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for a portion of Southwest Virginia and southeastern West Virginia until 10 a.m. Much of the fog is expected to dissipate by 9 a.m.
Other than the fog, Friday is looking slightly drier. A few spotty showers and storms cannot be ruled out for the afternoon, but many spots will see mostly to partly sunny skies overhead. It will be muggy with high temperatures making their way into the upper 80s and the low to mid-90s.
The forecast will stay fairly consistent for the weekend. Afternoon pop-up showers and storms are possible for both Saturday and Sunday, but rain will be hit-or-miss. Keep in mind, any shower or storm that does develop will be capable of producing heavy rainfall. The heat remains in the forecast with highs in the upper 80s and 90s each afternoon.
There will finally be a shift in the forecast as we head toward the middle of the upcoming week. A cold front is expected to sweep down from the northwest Wednesday and Thursday. Not only will this front bring us milder temperatures, but it is expected to interact with remnants of Ida to bring us the chance for some tropical moisture.
Ida is a tropical storm over the Caribbean Sea, just south of Cuba Friday morning. As the storm continues to make its way toward the northwest, it is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. The current National Hurricane Center track has Ida becoming a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall along the Louisiana coast.