Near-average temperatures will continue, but more rain is in the forecast for the week ahead.
Much of Southwest Virginia has had quiet weather throughout Sunday. However, spotty showers and storms impacted our Piedmont counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, and Charlotte. Heavy rain did fall on isolated parts of these counties. As we head into the evening, portions of Central Virginia and Southside could see the potential for spotty showers overnight. Overall, much of the region will stay dry. Patchy dense fog will also develop in spots overnight, resulting in visibility less than a mile for the morning commute.
Monday will be a bit active. Temperatures will still be seasonal for the beginning of August, but scattered showers and storms could cool some areas down. The rainy active is expected to start firing up during the afternoon and persist into the evening hours Monday. Some storms are capable of becoming strong and lightning could be frequent at times. Stronger storms will be more likely during the late afternoon hours when there is more heat energy. Another concern is heavy rainfall from these storms, with totals in some spots approaching one inch. Localized flooding is possible for tomorrow’s event.
Drier conditions will return to the forecast on Tuesday. There is a slight chance for showers and storms to move through the region during the early evening hours. Otherwise, cloud cover will be variable and temperatures will be a bit warmer. Many spots east of the Blue Ridge will hit the 90 degree mark for the afternoon.