(WFXR) — We’re looking at a sunny start to the week ahead, but it won’t last long.
The front that passed through Sunday has allowed drier and slightly cooler air to filter into Southwest and Central Virginia. Although there will be some pockets of fog for the morning hours, expect mostly sunny skies for much of Monday with low humidity levels. High temperatures will be in the mild upper 70s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Warmer low to mid-80s are in the forecast for the Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside.
An area of low pressure will ride along a stalled frontal boundary to our south. This will allow for showers, and possibly a few thunderstorms, to begin to move into the region overnight Monday and into Tuesday. Areas south of US 460 will have better rain chances for Tuesday, while lower chances are forecast for those north of I-64. High temperatures for Tuesday will mainly be in the unseasonably cool 70s across Southwest and Central Virginia.
Wednesday will be a bit drier, but we can’t totally rule out the chance for isolated showers to move through to our east. Temperatures will be slightly warmer with more mid to upper 70s across the region. A few spots, like Lynchburg and Danville, could warm up into the low 80s.
Scattered showers and storms are expected for Thursday, especially during the afternoon. High temperatures will be similar to Wednesday’s highs.
Rain chances are lower for Friday and Saturday, although a few hit-or-miss showers and storms are possible each day. As we head into the weekend, winds will shift and come in from the southwest. This will allow for warmer and humid conditions in the region. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s for Friday and Saturday. Some locations may warm up into the low 90s by Sunday.