Pinpoint Weather: Showers and storms move in late Thursday into Friday, hot conditions return

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(WFXR) — Hot temperatures are returning to the forecast Thursday, but we’re also looking at another chance for wet weather later in the day.

Pockets of fog will linger around Southwest Virginia for the Thursday morning commute through about 9 a.m. Morning temperatures will be in the upper 60s and 70s. By the afternoon, high temperatures are expected to be in the low 80s in the NRV and Alleghany Highlands. Southside, Central Virginia, and the Roanoke Valley will warm up into the upper 80s and low 90s.

While the region will see some sunshine for the day, we are tracking a disturbance to our west. Scattered showers and storms will move in during the afternoon and evening hours. While severe weather is not expected, we could still deal with pockets of heavier rainfall. Rain chances will decrease after midnight.

Another chance for scattered showers is slated for Friday. The nearby disturbance will help to trigger some of these showers and storms. Although Henri will be offshore, this tropical cyclone will help to supply moisture to the Commonwealth and allow for numerous showers and storms to develop at times on Friday. While it won’t be persistent rain, you’ll probably want to keep the umbrella on hand. Expect high temperatures to reach the upper 70s and low to mid 80s.

Once the disturbance clears out of our area, we’re looking at a hot and muggy weekend ahead. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead for the weekend with high temperatures in the 80s and low 90s. Sunday will be our hottest day. A few pop-up showers and storms cannot be ruled out for both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Rain chances will remain limited for the beginning of next week and the heat just keeps going. Expect mostly to partly sunny skies overhead with highs in the mid 80s and into the mid 90s for Monday and Tuesday.

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