Pinpoint Weather: Hot weather returns, keeping an eye on Elsa for later in the week

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Another round of hot and humid weather will impact Southwest and Central Virginia for much of the week ahead. Remember to stay cool and safe in the heat.

If you’re heading back home after the 4th of July holiday weekend this Monday, be prepared for some pockets of fog during the morning hours. Otherwise, rain chances are low and plenty of sunshine is in the forecast. You may want to grab those sunglasses and go ahead and crank up the AC; it’s going to be a hot day.

High temperatures are forecast to be in the mid to upper 80s and low to middle 90s for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Overall, we’ll be staying fairly dry for the beginning of the week. However, a stray shower or storm cannot be ruled out. We could see more spotty showers and storms late in the day Wednesday.

Elsa may bring us some impacts as we get closer to Thursday. The storm is forecast to ride up the East Coast during the middle of the week. While many models are forecasting Elsa to stay east of Southwest and Central Virginia, we could still see the chance for locally heavy rainfall in some spots. Since the storm is tracking pretty close to the region, the WFXR Pinpoint Weather team will continue to monitor the storm and update the forecast as necessary. For now, we’ll see the chance for scattered showers and storms Thursday. High temperatures will be in the 80s.

A summer-like weather pattern will continue into the weekend as hot and humid air returns to the region. Afternoon temperatures will be in the 80s and low 90s with spotty showers and storms possible for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The weekend doesn’t look to be a washout, but make sure to have a plan in place in case you’re outside and a storm rolls your way.

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