ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Happy 4th of July! A humid and very warm day is in store for Southwest and Central Virginia.
Some patchy fog will linger into Monday morning. Otherwise, morning temperatures will start in the 60s and lower 70s before warming up into the 80s during the afternoon. A couple of stray showers/storms cannot be ruled out for areas south of US 460. However, much of the region will stay dry for the day. Make sure to put on the sunscreen if you’re heading to any afternoon cookouts. You’ll probably want the bug spray, too, especially for fireworks tonight.
A hot and muggy pattern will take place for much of the week ahead. High temperatures will mainly be in the 80s and lower 90s through the weekend. Stay cool and safe in the heat! Remember to take breaks, dress accordingly, and drink plenty of water. Listen to your body; if you feel overheated or sick, then try to rest in a cool area.
Another issue is an unsettled weather pattern in the forecast for Southwest and Central Virginia. Clusters of storms are expected to move through the area Tuesday and Wednesday, more so during the afternoon and nighttime hours.
There is the potential for a few of these storms to become strong to severe. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the region under a Marginal to Slight Risk for severe weather each day.
Daily rain chances will continue to be in the forecast into the weekend. Showers and storms may produce heavy rainfall at times, so localized flooding is a possible risk throughout the week.