For the next few days, the forecast will be fairly consistent. The mild temperatures are sticking around and we could see the chance for showers and storms to develop each day.
Southwest Virginia is between an area of low pressure to the west and an area of high pressure to the southeast. These two systems are keeping the region mild and muggy by pulling up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.
We could see a little more sunshine peeking out for Tuesday, but there is the chance for hit-or-miss showers and storms to develop. Although the severe level threat is low, any showers or storms that develop could produce heavy rainfall. The Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley will have high temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. Central Virginia, the Roanoke Valley, and Southside can expect highs in the summer-like upper 80s.
Tuesday evening will be mild with overnight lows in the 60s and low 70s.
This will be our pattern for the remainder of the week. High temperatures will be above average across Southwest and Central Virginia. Expect the upper 70s and low 80s in the NRV and Alleghany Highlands. The Roanoke Valley, Southside, and Central Virginia will have highs in the mid to upper 80s. Showers and storms are possible, more so during the afternoon hours. These showers and storms will be harder to pinpoint, but daily rain chances will remain in the forecast.
Even with the chance for rain each day, we’re not looking at any washouts or days with persistent rainfall. If you’re planning on being outside, keep in mind that showers and storms may pop up. Some storms will be slow movers and may produce downpours. In these cases, we could see some localized flooding.