ROANOKE, Va. – Sunday was the hottest day of 2021 for parts of the area, but Monday won’t be quite as hot. It will be more humid, though, with high temperatures mainly in the low to mid 80s area-wide.
A front will sag south, teaming up with our warm and humid air to fire off some hit-or-miss storms after about 2 or 3 p.m. The best chance for storms will be in areas east of US-220.
Even after sunset, a few storms will be possible along the boundary. Anything that forms will have the potential to turn quite strong but also move fairly slowly.
We’ll be left with clouds and areas of fog overnight, as the front drifts farther south. Expect highs in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s Tuesday afternoon.
Sky-watchers will hope for clearing in the clouds heading into Wednesday morning, as we could see the baby stages of a lunar eclipse (not the whole thing).
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Once a wind picks up out of the west Wednesday, we’ll see the heat crank back up. In fact, we could be near record temperatures Wednesday afternoon.
Thankfully, the humidity won’t be a huge issue Wednesday or Thursday even as temperatures rise. As we head into Friday, a front will move closer to the area and will increase rain/storm chances during the afternoon.
This system lingers a bit through at least Saturday, keeping the chance for showers in the forecast with below-average temperatures. Recent forecast data has high pressure over the Northeast suppressing any further storms Sunday and Memorial Day.
This will keep morning temperatures in the 50s and daytime temperatures in the 70s. Keep checking back for updates on the holiday weekend forecast by downloading our app.