Overnight, some patchy fog will be possible overnight, but it likely won’t be overly widespread.

The fog and some lingering clouds could inhibit good viewing of the total lunar eclipse tonight. We’re hoping for some clear intervals to be able to at least catch a few glimpses.

Lunar eclipse (KXAN)

Sunday night’s lows range from the mid 50s to the lower 60s.

Into Monday, a strong cold front will begin to enter the region. With it, scattered showers and thunderstorms will become possible across the entire region. During the morning, showers and storms will begin to enter the region in the NRV and the Alleghany Highlands. Around midday, the threat enters the Roanoke Valley and into the early afternoon hours further east.

The Storm Prediction Center has the eastern part of the region in a SLIGHT risk (scale 2 of 5) for severe weather. Locations further west are under a MARGINAL risk (scale 1 of 5) for severe weather. Just outside of our area, to our northeast, an ENHANCED risk (scale 3 of 5) for severe weather exists. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain and an isolated tornado are all possible with storms on Monday, so be weather aware!

Highs range from the 70s in the mountains to the 80s east of the Blue Ridge.

We’ll also be dealing with breezy conditions at times throughout the day.

Into Monday evening, storm chances will quickly start to lessen as the cold front pushes out of the area. Behind it, cooler, less humid conditions will exist as skies clear. Breezy conditions will still exist as lows drop back into the 50s across the region.

We’ll finally have a sunny and dry day on Tuesday. Temperatures will be fairly seasonal to slightly above normal – into the 70s and lower 80s, but with lower humidity.

On Wednesday, much of the day looks dry, though a few showers, maybe a storm or two will become possible late in the day. During the evening, the risk of showers and a few storms become a bit more widespread. Highs top out in the 70s in the west and the 80s in the east with lows in the 50s in the west and the 60s in the east.

Thursday sees an increase in clouds with scattered showers and storms during the afternoon with highs largely in the 80s.

Friday looks mostly dry but it will be hot and humid with hazy sunshine. Highs in the 80s in the mountains and the lower and even some middle 90s east of the Blue Ridge.

So again, be weather aware through Monday evening as periods of strong and severe thunderstorms will be possible Sunday afternoon and again into Monday.

I’ll have your full forecast tonight on WFXR News First at Ten!

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist