Pinpoint Weather: Sunny & dry to end the weekend; slight storm chance arrives Tues.

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Sunday will be living up to its name!

A decent amount of sunshine will be prevalent throughout the day on Sunday as temperatures will be comparable to Saturdays. We’re expecting highs in the mid 70s east of the Blue Ridge and into the 60s to near 70 in the mountains.

For Sunday night, the return of some spotty fog – mainly in some of the deeper valleys with lows in the 40s in the mountains – closer to 50 elsewhere.

As we head into the start of a new workweek on Monday, Mostly Sunny skies can be expected but it will be noticeably warmer. Highs in the east will be in the lower and middle 80s. Further west, we’re anticipating highs to linger back into the 70s.

By Tuesday, a frontal system comes into the region from the north that will bring the risk for a few showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. The best chance for showers and storms, at the current time, looks to be mainly north of Route 460 but that’s not to say that a stray shower or storm might not dip a bit further south. We’re not anticipating widespread coverage, but enough to bring that chance for some areas.

We dry out on Wednesday and we are trending dry as we push through the rest of the workweek. We’ll gradually see the temperatures drop back a tad closer to normal. Wednesday’s highs will compare with Tuesday’s but as we head into Thursday and Friday, locations in the east can expect highs to fall back into the upper 70s on Thursday and mid 70s on Friday. Erase about five degrees or so off those temperatures for our mountain locations.

The tropics continue to be active.

Hurricane Sam continues spinning in the central Atlantic. The storm has strengthened up to a mid-range Category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 mph. It does appear that this system has reached its peak intensity. The National Hurricane Center is not forecasting this storm to reach Category 5 status (winds of 156 mph or higher). Forecasts continue to indicate that this system will turn to the north and remain well out to sea of the U.S. mainland. Coastal interests can expect heavy surf and rip currents mid-to-late week.

Enjoy the end of the weekend! The weather couldn’t be much better!

Gary Boyer

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