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More heat, isolated showers and storms to wrap up the weekend

We trend just as hot, but also slightly wetter than we did on Saturday

Future Tracker Sunday 4 p.m.
Future Tracker Sunday 4 p.m. (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

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.

Number of 90-degree days in 2021 so far (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

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.

Today's high temperatures (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

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.

Rain and storm coverage during the work week (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

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!

Rainfall forecast during the work week (European model) (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

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.


About the Author:

Justin McKee presents the weather forecast on 10 News Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 8 a.m. He also fills in for other meteorologists during the week.