Rain chances return for the new week

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While the heat sticks around, rain return for the new week.

Temperatures were, once again, above-average for Sunday and many spots experienced mostly sunny skies throughout the day. The evening is expected to be calm and uneventful, too. Patchy dense fog will develop in portions of the NRV. Overnight lows will sink into the upper 60s/low 70s across Southwest and Central Virginia. However, the weather will become active as we start the work week.

Monday will start off relatively dry with variable cloud cover overhead. Closer to noon, spotty showers and storms will start to make their way into the region. Greater rain chances are expected west of the Blue Ridge, but Central Virginia and Southside will also see the potential for rain. Activity does not appear severe for Monday, but some showers and storms could produce moderate to heavy rainfall. Regardless, it would be best to have the umbrella on hand. Rain chances will continue into the evening hours.

Rain becomes scattered for the middle of the week. The remnants of Barry will be moving northward before turning east. Southwesterly flow will allow more moisture to flow into Southwest Virginia. Heavy rainfall could cause concerns on Wednesday and Thursday, with a greater chance for storms on Thursday.

Now while there will be more chances for rain in the forecast, temperatures will not be cooling down. Throughout the week, afternoon highs will range from the upper 80s and into the 90s. As more moisture enters the region, the air will be feeling muggy and uncomfortable at times. Heat indexes for the middle of the week could reach 100 in spots. Make sure to stay hydrated if you plan on working or spending time outdoors, and try to stay cool.

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