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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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