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YUCK! Very sticky, stormy at times the next 2-3 days

The remnants of Cristobal team up with a cold front to keep things very humid at times through Thursday afternoon.

What We're Tracking - Tuesday through Thursday
What We're Tracking - Tuesday through Thursday

ROANOKE, Va. – You could feel the air changing throughout the day Monday, as more moisture was pumped into the region.

This, in combination with a weak boundary near us, will set off some pop-up downpours after about 1 or 2 p.m. Tuesday. Most of these will stay west of US-29 (Danville Expressway). They’ll move pretty slowly, so very localized flooding may become possible Tuesday afternoon.

FutureTracker - Tuesday afternoon
FutureTracker - Tuesday afternoon

Even after sunset, a downpour or two cannot be ruled out.

Heading into Wednesday, the humidity increases even more. This will make things uncomfortable at times, but it will also provide the fuel for more showers and storms during the afternoon and evening.

FutureTracker - Wednesday afternoon
FutureTracker - Wednesday afternoon

A few stronger thunderstorms will be possible any time Wednesday afternoon and evening, which is why the Storm Prediction Center has use in a Level 1 of 5 risk for severe weather. Main threats would be localized wind damage, small hail and/or flooding.

Storm Prediction Center outlook for Wednesday
Storm Prediction Center outlook for Wednesday

A cold front to the west will produce a line of showers and storms Wednesday night into Thursday morning that may weaken. This front slows, allowing humidity and storm chances to linger in areas east of the Blue Ridge Parkway Thursday afternoon.

What We're Tracking - Thursday night and Friday
What We're Tracking - Thursday night and Friday

Once that front passes east, we’re on our way to a pretty pleasant Friday and Saturday. High pressure to the north will reinforce some more tolerable humidity levels.

What We're Tracking - Saturday
What We're Tracking - Saturday

As that area of high pressure moves east toward New England, the air will then go up the Appalachian Mountains. This puts us under “the wedge,” which means cooler air and the chance for intermittent showers Sunday through perhaps next Tuesday.

What We're Tracking - Sunday
What We're Tracking - Sunday

We’ll likely only get into the 70s each day, with lows each night in the 50s. That’s considered “below average” for this time of year, and is reflected in the Climate Prediction Center’s temperature outlook for that time frame.

Temperature outlook from June 12 to June 16
Temperature outlook from June 12 to June 16

It’s likely that this pattern buckles the closer we get to Father’s Day, which means we’ll see more warmth and humidity build back into the region (status quo for this time of year).


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