Pinpoint Weather: Near-record heat Tuesday, low rain chances ahead

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(WFXR) — There will be little relief from the heat for the next several days.

Some patchy fog will impact the Tuesday morning commute. Once the fog dissipates, we’re looking at another mostly sunny and hot day ahead. High temperatures will range from the upper 80s and into the mid-90s. Some spots, like Roanoke and Lynchburg, will approach record-breaking heat.

Although a few spotty showers and storms cannot be ruled out for Tuesday, rain chances are low. Overall, there will be very little relief from the hot temperatures. Remember to listen to your body when working or playing outside. Drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks.

The limited rain chances will hang around through the remainder of the week. There will be some easterly flow Wednesday, allowing some moisture from the Atlantic to push its way into our area. However, most of the activity is expected to miss us to the south due to an area of high pressure steering the moisture away. For now, there is the chance for isolated showers and storms Wednesday. Southwest and Central Virginia will still be hot with highs in the upper 80s and low to mid-90s.

The summer-like weather pattern will continue through the end of the work week with temperatures in the upper 80s and into the low to mid-90s each afternoon. Keep in mind, any showers or storms that do develop this week will be capable of producing downpours due to the hot and humid air in place.

The weekend is also looking hot and humid. Hit-or-miss showers and storms are possible each afternoon, but it won’t be the good soaking that we need to alleviate drought conditions. We could see slightly higher chances for rain heading into next week.

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