Pinpoint Weather: Warm Tuesday ahead with chance for isolated showers and storms

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(WFXR) — While Southwest Virginia will experience another warm day ahead, we are tracking a cold front to the north that will make its way through the region later in the day.

A brief shower or two cannot be ruled out Tuesday morning. However, many locations will start the day on a dry note. Cloud cover will be variable with high temperatures ranging from the upper 70s and into the middle 80s.

As the cold front approaches the area, we will see the chance for a few showers and storms. The rain will be hit-or-miss later in the day with many spots not seeing any wet weather. Overall, the areas will the best chance for showers/storms are along and north of I-64 and US 60. However, coverage will not be widespread in these areas. The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Amherst, Rockbridge, Bath, and Highland counties under a Marginal Risk for severe weather late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening. Any severe storm that does develop may produce gusty winds and hail.

There will be some clouds and patchy fog Wednesday morning with temperatures in the mid-50s and lower 60s. Skies will gradually clear during the day with mostly sunny conditions expected by the afternoon hours. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

We’ll return to a seasonal and dry weather pattern to end the week. High pressure will build in behind Tuesday’s cold front, which will leave us with lower humidity levels and fairly pleasant weather conditions. Prepare for chilly conditions to start each day with temperatures in the 50s and upper 40s Thursday morning. Skies will be mostly sunny and highs will be in the 70s and lower 80s across Southwest Virginia.

Fall-like temperatures will return to the forecast Friday and into the weekend. Morning temperatures will be in the lower 50s and 40s while afternoon high temperatures will be in the seasonal 70s. A few clouds will pass overhead at times, but we’re generally looking at dry weather for Friday and Saturday.

A weak front will give us the chance for a few showers late Sunday into Monday. However, it isn’t expected to be a washout. Temperatures will stay consistent with highs in the 70s for both days.

Tracking the Tropics

Hurricane Sam is spinning in the Atlantic as a major Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds up to 130 mph. The storm is turning toward the northwest, so the Leeward Islands will be spared from major impacts. Sam is expected to stay away from the United States as the storm makes its trek north. Bermuda could see the strong hurricane pass close to the island late Friday into Saturday.

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