Wednesday the region hit the 90° mark in both Roanoke and Lynchburg and repeated that four days in a row. That string may come to an end today as the rain showers are expected to cool the area down in the late afternoon, peak heating. My forecast shows the 90° mark will be obtained as I believe that should happen before the rains arrive.
Speaking of the rain, today looks to provide us with a bit more wet weather than the past couple of days have allowed. The computer models are bringing in some rain along the Parkway and over the Piedmont later this afternoon, but the general theme will be scattered showers, more numerous than Saturday, will overtake the landscape.
Monday and into the new work week will be typical for early July, storms possible each day with the temps rising near 90. Late in the week an area of low pressure will push through the Carolinas and off the coast. This feature will more than likely lead to even more widespread rain and storms on Thursday and Friday. Timing may be slowed down a bit, but heading into next weekend will surely be wetter than this week’s end. The better chance for rain will be east of the Parkway as the storm east but some models have it closer so we will, as always, reserve the right to change the forecast.
As for the tropics, a Tropical Depression has formed near Bermuda and may become Eduardo later today or tonight. This cyclone is moving away from the east coast and out into the open waters of the Atlantic, so it should pose no threat the U.S. mainland.
Stay safe and stay hydrated
John Carroll Chief Meteorologist
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