An area of high pressure continues to build into the region. This means the fair and sunny weather will continue in Southwest and Central Virginia for a little longer.
It will be noticeably cooler Thursday morning with temperatures starting anywhere from the low 60s and into the chilly 40s! You may need the light jacket as you head out the door. Otherwise, more sunshine is in the forecast. Afternoon temperatures will reach the mid-70s and low to mid-80s.
The summer heat returns to the region Friday as the area of high pressure shifts east. This will allow warmer air to flow into the area. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 80s and into the hot low 90s. Dewpoint values will also gradually increase, meaning it will begin to feel humid.
A few spotty showers and storms cannot be ruled out for Saturday, but it won’t be a washout. There will be a mix of sun and clouds over. Temperatures will continue to be on the warmer side — we’ll have more upper 80s and 90s for the afternoon.
For Father’s Day (Sunday), we’ll see the chance for hit-or-miss showers and storms, especially by the afternoon. If you have any outdoor plans with your dad or father figure, don’t cancel your plans just yet. However, be aware that rain is possible. It will be humid and warm with highs in the 80s and low 90s.
We’re keeping our eyes on a tropical system that is currently over the Gulf of Mexico. It has the potential to impact Southwest and Central Virginia late Sunday into Monday. This system could bring us scattered showers and storms, but it could also have the potential to produce heavy rainfall in the region. Details are still being ironed out as far as the track of this system and how much rainfall it could produce. Monday is looking pretty wet, though.
The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team will continue to provide update the forecast as models change and more information becomes available.