Relatively dry Monday, active weather midweek

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Quiet weather comes to an end as active weather pattern moves in for the middle of the week.

High pressure continues to dominate the area for Sunday evening. Conditions will be quiet, with lows across the region sinking into the low to mid 60s. Patchy fog will have the chance to develop in mountain valleys overnight and linger into Monday morning.

As the high pressure moves eastward Monday, temperatures will become slightly warmer than average. Southerly winds will allow afternoon high temperatures to reach the 90 degree mark in portions of Southside, Central Virginia, and the Roanoke Valley. Cloud cover will be variable throughout the day, transitioning between mostly sunny and partly cloudy skies. There is a slim chance for showers and storm to start the work week, While much of Southwest Virginia will not see rain on Monday, isolated activity cannot be ruled out during the afternoon hours.

Tuesday will be an active weather day. Other than temperatures being about five degrees above average, a cold front will sweep through the region and bring moisture along with it. Showers and storms will become more likely throughout the day. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Southwest Virginia under a Slight Risk for severe weather. Strong to severe storms are possible during the afternoon and evening. The main threat will be damaging winds, with hail being a secondary threat. Localized flooding is also possible as many of these storms will produce heavy rainfall.

The front will have moved through much of the region by Wednesday, but showers and storms will redevelop during the afternoon.

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