ROANOKE, Va. – Meteorological summer is in full swing and many of us have felt the summer heat a few days so far this season.
After Saturday, Danville has now hit 90 degrees five times, while Lynchburg and Roanoke have reached the “hot” threshold thrice.
We’re forecast to be hot once again as we wrap up the first weekend in June.
Lynchburg is expected to be the hottest community today, while Roanoke, Southside and parts of the Highlands could all join the Hill City in the low 90s.
The New River Valley will be a touch cooler, but still quite warm with a high in the mid 80s.
The summertime heat will coincide with isolated showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. We don’t expect any severe weather today.
Monday’s rain chances look isolated as well, but we expect the coverage of showers and storms to ramp up by Tuesday.
It could be quite wet at times through Friday.
Hey, at least we’re potentially getting the rain out of the way while you’re at work and not on the weekend!
Our forecast models are painting an inch or more of rain over that timeframe for many of us. Let’s hope we can get it to alleviate recent drought conditions!
The models are bringing rain chances down some by next weekend, but it’s still a little too early to say for sure.
Temperatures are forecast to stay at or above-average throughout the next seven days.