Much of Southwest and Central Virginia has stayed relatively dry for Mother’s Day. However, winds will pick up at times showers will make their way into the region as we head into the evening and overnight hours.
Cloud cover increased during the afternoon hours and rain showers will try to work their way into the area during the evening. This system isn’t looking too impressive, but some brief heavy rainfall may occur overnight. These showers will be hit-or-miss, so this isn’t a persistent rain event and not everyone will see wet weather. Some light rain may linger into Monday morning.
Forecast models indicate that spotty thunderstorms could impact portions of Southside Virginia Monday afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has placed southern portions of Henry, Pittsylvania, Halifax, and Charlotte counties under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. This means we could have a couple of isolated strong storms develop during the afternoon hours. If severe storms do develop, the main concerns will be gusty winds and hail. At this time, it appears there is a greater risk for severe storms south of the I-40 corridor in North Carolina.
When it isn’t raining, skies will be mostly cloudy to overcast. Although, partial clearing may occur during the afternoon hours in some locations. Monday’s high temperatures will range from the mid 60s and into the 70s.
Both Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry and cooler. High temperatures will mainly be in the low 70s and 60s. Cloud cover will be variable for the middle of the week with overnight lows in the 40s and upper 30s.
Late day showers are in the forecast for Thursday. Some rain may linger into Friday. High temperatures will remain in the 60s to end the work week.