After wet weather moved through Southwest and Central Virginia Saturday afternoon and evening, we are looking at a relatively dry pattern for the week ahead.
A few spotty showers are possible during the morning hours and patchy fog will litter the area. Otherwise, the mostly cloudy skies overhead will gradually become mostly sunny later in the afternoon. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the upper 60s and 70s. Winds may become breezy at times with gusts between 20 – 25 mph possible.
A few models are indicating some spotty showers and storms may develop along a cold front Sunday afternoon. If this were to occur, the rain could impact spots along and east of Route 29. The Storm Prediction Center placed a Marginal Risk for severe weather east of the Route 29 corridor and includes our Piedmont counties.
If isolated storms do develop then the main concerns will be gusty winds and the threat of hail. This will be a hit-or-miss scenario when it comes to wet weather for Sunday.
Sunday evening will be dry with mostly clear skies overhead. Low temperatures will be in the 40s.
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.