It has been a dreary and cool Sunday across Southwest and Central Virginia. Skies have generally been overcast and off and on showers have been moving in. High temperatures will be in the 60s, but some spots will stay in the 50s.
Any lingering wet weather will come to end during the early evening hours. Skies will remain mostly cloudy and patchy fog will develop in some spots. Overnight lows will be in the 50s.
Monday’s forecast will be similar to Sunday’s. Hit-or-miss showers will move into the region throughout the day with the greatest potential for rain being west of the Blue Ridge. A few rumbles of thunder cannot be ruled out. It will still be on the cool side with high temperatures in the low 70s in Central Virginia and Southside. The New River Valley, Alleghany Highlands, and Roanoke Valley will have highs in the 60s.
Isolated showers and storms are possible Tuesday, but it won’t be a washout of a day. Skies will still be mostly cloudy, though. We’ll start to notice a warming trend with temperatures making their way into the upper 60s and low 70s in the mountains and the mid 70s east of the Blue Ridge.
Wednesday is looking drier and it will feel more like summer outside. Highs will range from the upper 70s and into the 80s for Wednesday and Thursday. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead.
For the latter half of the week, we’re expected to experience our warmest temperatures of the year so far. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s are not out of the question for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. As heat returns to the region, make sure to stay hydrated and put on plenty of sunscreen!