An area of low pressure off of the Carolina coast continues to influence our weather pattern, mainly in the form of lingering clouds. However, we are seeing more and more breaks in the clouds and this will continue to be the trend into this evening.
Along and west of the Parkway, skies will become mostly clear. The radiational cooling along with a somewhat moist air mass will allow for areas of fog to develop overnight into Monday morning. Similar to last night, areas most favored to see the fog become a bit dense in spots will be along and west of the Parkway. Morning commuters should plan for slower than usual travel times, and drive with caution.
While the fog will not be as widespread or as thick east of the Parkway, some patchy fog will reduce visibilities for motorists in spots.
Any fog should lift by mid-morning. More sunshine is expected Monday, but some clouds will still be around, especially east. Highs warm to the low and mid 70s.
Eventually, the low off the Carolina coast will drift north and northeast, away from the coast. At the same time, high pressure will build in from the north. This will suppress overall rain chances and provide plenty of sunshine for several days.
With that said, a weak front that falls apart before reaching our region may get close enough, Tuesday, to allow for a stray shower or two to move into some of our counties along the WV/VA state line. Most, if not all, areas will stay dry. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies will prevail across most of Southwest Virginia. This will help to warm us into the mid to upper 70s (west) and low 80s (east).
Temperatures continue to warm through the rest of the week with more areas hitting highs in the 80s by week’s end.
Next best chance for scattered showers comes late in the week. A few mountain showers are possible Friday with scattered showers possible for more of the region Saturday.
Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of Southwest Virginia this week!
Meteorologist Sandra Brogan
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