Pinpoint Weather: Showers develop from the west; off and on rain, storms through next week

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Unsettled weather is about to move in and it’s here to stay for all of the upcoming week.

Clouds will continue moving in through the day on Sunday. The NRV and the Alleghany Highlands will have a chance for some showers during the afternoon before the Roanoke Valley starts to see some showers late in the day.

Gradually, that moisture will move into Southside and Central Virginia tonight.

High temperatures will be warm in the east where some sunshine will help to warm things up. It will be noticeably more humid as well as temps climb into the lower and middle 80s east of the Blue Ridge. Where clouds will more so rule the day (further west), highs will reach the mid to upper 70s.

On Monday, off-and-on showers and thunderstorms are expected as temperatures drop back into the 70s across the region.

By Tuesday, a very slow-moving cold front continues inching closer bringing us more chances for showers and thunderstorms with highs returning to the 70s.

Through the rest of next week (Wednesday through Friday), we’ll remain unsettled with showers persisting across the area. By this time, we will be paying attention to the chance for some flooding in the area as several days of showery weather will bring that risk.

Temperatures will continue into the lower and middle 70s for highs in the east. Upper 60s and lower 70s are in the forecast in the west.

The front is expected to finally clear the area next weekend. Though a few showers could linger, we may actually see some sunshine into Saturday.

The tropics are still active. Hurricane Sam is continuing its trek out to sea. It should lose its tropical characteristics in the coming days as it moves into the northern Atlantic.

Victor is no longer a tropical storm as it has weakened back down to a tropical depression. The system is expected to lose its tropical characteristics early this coming week by becoming a remnant low.

There is a new system that bears watching. The National Hurricane Center is watching an area of storminess near the southern Bahamas. They say this area of storms could develop into a tropical system in the coming days (only about a 20 percent chance in the next five days) but it is forecast to head toward the southeast coast of the United States. It’s something to watch.

Be sure the umbrella is close at hand as we head into the new week. Guaranteed…you’re going to need it!

Gary Boyer

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