Strong storms may develop late Saturday, but rain chances increase for the start of the new week.
Scattered showers and storms will begin to develop during the afternoon and evening hours. Some of these storms may become strong to severe later today with gusts near 58 mph and hail. Some storms may even produce rotating characteristics. While the threat of an isolated tornado is low, it is not zero. Keep an eye to the sky late Saturday and stay weather-aware.
Sunday will start off dry and mostly sunny. Afternoon temperatures will be slightly warmer, mainly in the 80s and low 90s. Storms are expected to develop during the afternoon and into the evening. Some storms may become severe, so keep an eye to the skies. These stronge storms may generate gusty winds, heavy rain that could lead to flooding, and dangerous lightning.
Isaias is expected to travel up the East Coast, bringing impacts to portions of Florida, coastal Georgia, and the Carolinas. The storm did weaken down into a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but may strengthen back into a Category 1 hurricane overnight Saturday and into Sunday. Examining the current track from the National Hurricane Center, Isaias may make landfall near Cape Fear, NC and hug the coastline into the Tidewater region of Virginia.
The impacts for Southwest Virginia will be rainy and windy conditions. A cold front is expected to push over the mountains Monday and help to lift out some rain as well, so there may even be some high rainfall totals along the spine of the Appalachians on Tuesday. The cold front will also filter in cooler air, with high temperatures Monday and Tuesday in the low 80s.
Isaias is forecast to push north past the Delmarva Peninsula during the day Tuesday.
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