ROANOKE, Va. – Saharan dust took over parts of the weekend forecast, creating a blanket of haze and poor air quality for some of us. With very limited amounts of dust around us, air quality will be ‘Good’ today.
Temperatures and humidity levels will be typical to start the week, with a front to our south. That front will keep the majority of storms focused south of here, but you know how it goes this time of year. Any time we have the heat and humidity in play, a few spotty storms cannot be ruled out.
We’ll have a slightly better chance Tuesday afternoon in areas near/west of US 220, as a disturbance rides along that front to our south.
We’ll have to watch for the same kind of ordeal Wednesday as well. Otherwise, expect more heat and humidity throughout the week.
Looking toward the 4th, the low pressure system that keeps our front stalled south of here will drift northeast. At the same time, high pressure places the blistering heat well west of here. And here we are in the middle, which is a good thing!
That means nothing really special about this year’s 4th of July forecast. We’ll be hot. We’ll be humid, and there may be a spotty storm or two.
However, most of the 4th looks just fine!