Pinpoint Weather: Hot weekend ahead, spotty showers and storms possible

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Temperatures are heating up across Southwest and Central Virginia, and spotty showers and storms are staying in the forecast for a few more days.

Expect a humid and hot Friday afternoon with temperatures reaching the mid 80s to low 90s. One thing that will help to cool some places off will be the chance for rain. A front off toward the west will help to develop scattered showers and storms west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The rain will move eastward Friday afternoon and evening. While the severe weather threat is fairly low, storms will be capable of producing downpours, so stay alerts if you’re planning on being outside.

The front will sweep through Southwest and Central Virginia late Friday night into early Saturday morning. A few lingering showers may stick around into Saturday morning, but the start of the weekend is looking dry and hot. Expect pockets of fog Saturday morning and mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s to low 90s.

Sunday will start of relatively dry, but spotty showers are storms are possible later in the day. Expect afternoon temperatures in the mid 80s to low 90s.

TRACKING THE TROPICS: As of Friday afternoon, Tropical Storm Fay is located off the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula. The storms is expected to move northward over the next few days and impact the New Jersey coastline. Once Fay makes landfall, it will weaken and become a Tropical Depression over New England.

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