ROANOKE, Va. – While Tuesday morning starts cool in the 50s, a wind out of the west will come down the mountains and begin this week’s summery warm-up! With humidity levels slightly higher than recent days, temperatures in the 80s will leave us sweating a little more in the afternoon.
This warming wind continues through Wednesday, with high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. This will likely be our hottest day in seven months and our first 90° day of the year in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Southside and surrounding localities.
With high pressure over the Southeast breaking down, humidity levels will have the opportunity to climb. That’s especially going to be the case Thursday and Friday.
A front sagging southward will lift the hot and humid air, allowing showers and thunderstorms to develop each afternoon. These will move slowly, so localized flash flooding will become possible.
A few leftover storms are to be expected Saturday afternoon. With the front to our south Sunday, the second half of the weekend looks quieter.