Pinpoint Weather: Isolated strong storms may develop late Sunday, otherwise mostly cloudy

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We started off with a quiet Sunday, but spotty showers and storms will have the chance to develop during the afternoon and evening hours.

A low pressure system will make its way through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys Sunday. A front associated with this system will move through Southwest and Central Virginia late Sunday and into Monday morning. Spotty showers and storms will have the chance to develop during the afternoon and evening hours. However, the Storm Prediction Center has shifted the Marginal Risk for severe weather west of the I-81 corridor. An increase in cloud cover and lack of instability has lowered the storm potential for the evening hours. A few isolated storms may become capable of producing damaging wind gusts, small hail, and downpours. Not everyone will see rain, but be sure to stay alert and weather-aware.

Once the front passes through, drier weather will dominate the area. There is a slight chance for isolated showers and storms Monday, but otherwise skies will be mostly sunny through Wednesday. The hot temperatures will stick around for the next few days. Highs will range from the mid to upper 80s in the New River Valley and the Alleghany Highlands, while portions of the Roanoke Valley, Southside, and Central Virginia will have highs from the low to upper 90s.

When it’s hot outside, make sure to stay cool and hydrated to avoid being impacted by a heat-related illness. Limit outdoor activity on days with excessive heat. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

Showers and storms return to the forecast for Thursday and Friday.

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