Mostly sunny and warm conditions expected throughout the day Sunday.
Showers and storms will make their way out of the New River Valley and Southside as we get closer to sunset Saturday evening. A couple of strong to severe storms were produced during the afternoon, but the weather will start to become less active for the overnight hours. Patchy dense fog will develop in some spots (mainly in the NRV and portions of Southside that had rain earlier in the day). Otherwise, mostly clear skies will be overhead throughout Southwest Virginia.
Sunday will be much drier and sunnier. Expect mostly sunny skies and light winds throughout the day. Similar conditions will occur on Monday as well. Temperatures will be on the rise though. For Sunday, afternoon highs will be seasonal, in the 80s across Southwest Virginia. However, many spots will make it to the 90 degree mark on Monday.
Weather becomes more active for Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers and storms are likely for Tuesday evening and for much of the day on Wednesday. There is the potential for strong to severe weather for the middle of the week, so we’ll be keeping an eye to the skies as we approach the event.
Pulaski’s Friday Severe Weather
A significant wind event and an EF-1 tornado snapped trees and damaged structures in Giles and Pulaski counties Friday evening. A single Supercell generated winds near 100 mph at times as it migrated SSE from Giles to Pulaski county. The Supercell produced a brief tornado in Pulaski county as the storm cell intensified. The tornado was confirmed Saturday afternoon by the NWS as an EF-1 touching down near Bella Vista at approximately 8:10 pm. Wind speeds were estimated at 90 – 95 mph, was 50 yards wide and on the ground for about a quarter of a mile. No fatalities or injuries were reported.