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Isolated afternoon storms Tuesday precede more mid-week heat

While the heat takes a break Tuesday, the humidity makes up for it with a few isolated storms

Weather headlines for May 26th through May 31st, 2021
Weather headlines for May 26th through May 31st, 2021

ROANOKE, Va. – You can definitely feel the humidity stepping outside Tuesday morning. So while we won’t be quite as hot as the past several days, we will be quite sticky.

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, May 25, 2021

That, in tandem with a lifting warm front, will give us the chance for a few isolated storms west of the Parkway after 1 or 2 p.m.

FutureTracker - 4 p.m. Tuesday, 5/25/2021

After sunset, these storms will dissipate. We’ll be left mild and muggy Wednesday morning.

A wind out of the west will take some of the mugginess out of the air Wednesday afternoon, but it will force temperatures to near-record levels.

Record heat potential for Wednesday, 5/26/2021

Thursday will be just about as hot, with only limited storm chances each day. That chance goes up late Friday into Saturday, however, as moisture increases along a front nearby. It’s possible that some strong-to-severe storms develop Friday evening, so be sure to check back for updates throughout the week.

What we're tracking - Friday, May 28th, 2021

On the plus side, this may actually give parts of the area a healthy dose of rain which we could really use right about now. This system makes a clean pass through the area, leaving us dry but cooler Sunday.

What we're tracking - Sunday, May 30th, 2021

Humidity levels will drop throughout the second half of the holiday weekend, leaving us with cool mornings and warm(ish) afternoons Sunday and Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Weekend weather forecast - 2021

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About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.