Wet weather returns to Southwest and Central Virginia for the afternoon and evening. Isolated strong to severe storms may develop.
Although some showers will begin to move in during the afternoon, the best chance for rain across the region will be during the evening hours. Heavy rainfall is possible with some showers and storms, so stay alert for localized flooding. Overall, this isn’t the best news for race fans down at Martinsville this evening.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed much of the area under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. This means a few strong to severe storms may impact the region. The main impacts of these stronger storms will be damaging winds, but hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Make sure to stay weather aware for tonight!
Sunday is looking drier, but a few showers may linger into the early morning hours. Pockets of fog can be expected during the morning, as well as low clouds. We could see some sunshine during the afternoon as the skies become partly cloudy. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s.
Next week looks to be relatively quiet and dry. Sunny skies return to the forecast for Monday with afternoon high temperatures in the mild 70s. A few light rain showers are possible Tuesday. However, much of the region will stay dry and high temperatures will be in the upper 60s and mid 70s.
We’ll see more April-like temperatures for the remainder of the week. Starting Wednesday, high temperatures will be in the seasonal 60s. Rain chances will be fairly low.