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Summer heat returns for the first weekend of June

Plenty of time to spend by the water this weekend

Upper air pattern for the first weekend of June 2021
Upper air pattern for the first weekend of June 2021

ROANOKE, Va. – Some showers continue through sunrise in areas like Southside. Otherwise, our disturbance from yesterday continues to move east and away from the area. This will lead to a decrease in clouds throughout the day and rising temperatures. Highs will range from the mid to upper 70s in the higher elevations to 81-86° elsewhere.

High temperature forecast for Friday, 6/4/2021

As the wind comes in out of the west, we expect dew points to drop. This will make things feel so much more pleasant than Thursday. That will especially be the case by the evening, which should make things really nice for the Hillcats vs. Red Sox and Otterbots vs. River Turtles games.

Hour by hour dew points for Friday, 6/4/2021

High pressure gradually takes control of our weather throughout the weekend. A front will be washed out/stalled near the coast, which should allow for daily scattered storm chances at the beach.

What we're tracking - Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Expect high temperatures to climb a few degrees by Saturday and Sunday afternoons. This should make for perfect weather by the pool, lake, river. etc. Just remember the sunscreen and water!

High temperature forecast for the first weekend of June 2021

The only chance for afternoon storms comes Sunday, and that will mainly be confined to the mountains. Otherwise, the drought continues for parts of the area.

This is the first drought since late October of 2019, which increases the threat for brush fires. Sometimes, voluntary water restrictions can happen when under a moderate drought.

What the current drought could mean

The only potential for relief comes in the form of daily scattered showers and thunderstorms next week.

Storm chances from Friday, 6/3/2021 to Thursday, 6/9/2021

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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.