Hotter than a firecracker; temps reach 90s Friday and 4th of July
As we transition into the Dog Days of Summer,' the forecast calls for some of the hottest weather weve seen all of 2020. Highs Friday will be in the low to mid 90s for a good chunk of the region, with the exception being parts of the New River Valley and Highlands. This is thanks to a slight breeze out of the north from time to time both Friday and on Independence Day. These start north of 460, with one or two drifting southward during the evening hours. Well keep the daily shot for storms in the forecast Sunday through next week, with afternoon highs around 85-90 and nighttime lows around 65-70.
Not just fireworks! What’s happening in space this 4th of July weekend?
ROANOKE, Va. – While many fireworks displays have been canceled, there may be a few other things that catch your eye this holiday weekend! The full ‘Buck’ moon rises on the 4th, and it does so in conjunction with a few friends. Penumbral eclipse to occur this weekendThe last thing is something you won’t see. This is called ‘aphelion,' or the farthest point away from the sun in Earth’s annual orbit. Aphelion takes place this 4th of July weekendThis further proves that our seasons on Earth aren’t dictated by our distance from the sun, but rather the angle of the sun.
Whew! Hottest weather of 2020 (so far) likely to come Friday, 4th of July
(Keep in mind that this is not what your car thermometer or bank thermometer reads.) While Thursday will be hot, the heat starts to dial it up a notch by Friday afternoon. What We're Tracking - 4th of July 2020Prior to any storms, it is going to get very hot on the 4th. 4th of July forecast 2020When you factor in the humidity Saturday, it will feel a little hotter at times. Heat on other ambient surfacesLastly, and this is goes without saying for most people, but never leave any living thing in a hot car.
Heat, humidity wont practice social distancing the next several days
ROANOKE, Va. While many of us practice social distancing in our everyday lives, the heat and humidity will not be doing that. As we head deeper into the afternoon and evening, most any spotty storms will be east of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Expect high temperatures for most of the area to be around 85-90 again. Rain coverage - WednesdayThis weak storm system pulls away to the northeast after Wednesday, leading us to drier weather and a subtle rise in temperatures each day. 4th of July forecast - 2020Storm coverage increases each afternoon from Sunday through early next week, as a weak storm system rides up the East Coast.
Many of us near 90 each through the 4th of July; limited storm chances
ROANOKE, Va. Areas like Roanoke, Lynchburg and Southside have only hit 90 five to seven times so far this year. Along with that, humidity and a front nearby comes the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. These will slowly fizzle out, as we lose the heat of the day and the storm cools the air around itself. The storm track remains to our south, meaning that anything significant is unlikely. 4th of July forecast - 2020The storm track rises north later in the weekend into early next week, indicating that storm chances will return to the forecast by then.
Catching up on some summer heat, humidity through the 4th of July
With very limited amounts of dust around us, air quality will be Good today. Air Quality Forecast - MondayTemperatures and humidity levels will be typical to start the week, with a front to our south. Any time we have the heat and humidity in play, a few spotty storms cannot be ruled out. Upper Air Pattern for the 4th of JulyThat means nothing really special about this years 4th of July forecast. Upper Air Pattern for the 4th of July - zoomed inHowever, most of the 4th looks just fine!