ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Even as we inch closer to the start of astronomical fall (Sept. 22), we’re still dealing with summer-like conditions in Southwest and Central Virginia.
Warm winds from the south will keep temperatures above average for Tuesday. Expect highs to range from the mid-80s and into the mid-90s. It will be a bit humid outside, so remember to stay cool and hydrated. Listen to your body and take frequent breaks to avoid being impacted by a heat-related illness.
An area of high pressure will keep rain chances on the low side, but we cannot rule out a stray shower or storm. Skies will generally be mostly to partly sunny, but we will see some haze from wildfire smoke from the Western U.S.
Wednesday’s high temperatures will be a few degrees cooler. Highs will range from the low-80s and to the low-90s. A cold front will approach the region during the middle of the week. Leftover moisture from Nicholas will interact with this frontal boundary and give us the chance for some showers and storms late Wednesday and Thursday.
With some tropical moisture in place, we will see the chance for downpours with some of these showers and storms. It’s not expected to be a washout for Thursday as rain will be off-and-on and mainly slated for the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures Thursday will be in the upper 70s and middle 80s.
Friday will be another day with scattered afternoon showers and storms in the forecast. High temperatures will be similar to Thursday’s highs. Rain chances will be lower for the weekend, but isolated showers/storms are possible each day. High temperatures will remain in the 80s for much of the region during the weekend.