ROANOKE, Va. – It was a blistering Mother’s Day weekend and the heat stays with us as we start the work week. Highs Monday afternoon top out around 90 degrees.
After sunshine to start the day, scattered storms look to develop later in the afternoon/evening along a boundary north of 460. Parts of the Highlands have been upgraded to an enhanced risk for severe weather, 3 out of 5 on the Storm Prediction Center's scale. Damaging wind and large hail will be the main threats. Heavy rain will also accompany any storm.
This is also the best chance for a few strong storms containing large hail and damaging winds.
REST OF THE WEEK
Starting Wednesday, our pattern will turn very wet as tropical moisture surges in from a disturbance currently in the Gulf of Mexico.
2-4” of rain, and in some spots more could fall will be possible from today through Sunday.