After a mild summer-like weekend, a wet weather pattern will set up over Southwest Virginia.
Clouds will increase across the region overnight Sunday into Monday. While a few isolated showers are possible for the first half of Monday, rain chances especially increase during the evening hours. Showers and storms will become more widespread heading into Tuesday.
One reason why we’re looking at the chance for so much rain is because of a tropical system. Tropical Storm Arthur will throw moisture our way for Monday into Tuesday. A few thunderstorms are possible overnight Monday and Tuesday. An upper level low pressure system will also move in from the west and hang around the region throughout the week.
Off and on showers will stay in the forecast through Friday and there maybe some rumbles of thunder at times. Localized flooding will be the main issue as more moisture streams into Southwest Virginia, especially for Tuesday. At this time, the highest rainfall totals for the week ahead appear to be in portions of the New River Valley and along the spine of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage will be under an increased threat for flooding. Streams, creeks, and rivers will run full as well. Once again, rain is expected for almost every day of the upcoming week. We’ll only notice the rain starting to taper off later in the day on Friday.
Temperatures will also shift during the upcoming week. A cooling trend will take place on Monday with high temperatures expected to reach the cool 60s for Tuesday and Wednesday. However, the cool down won’t last too long as temperatures will warm back up into the upper 70s by the end of the week.