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Numerous showers, storms create localized flood threat through Friday

A weak storm nearby will create some pockets of heavy rain through Friday evening

FutureTracker - Thursday afternoon

ROANOKE, Va. – In recent days, showers and storms have been rather hit-or-miss. With low pressure nearby and borderline-tropical moisture in play, we could theoretically see a shower pop at any point in the day Thursday. Most of the showers and storms we see will naturally come during our warmest times (the afternoon and evening).

With that and the increased cloud cover, we expect temperatures to take a back seat. Highs range from the mid to upper 70s in the New River Valley to upper 70s and lower 80s elsewhere.

High temperature forecast for Thursday, June 10, 2021

Keep in mind that, even though it won’t be as warm, it will still be quite humid. That will only contribute to more numerous showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening.

FutureTracker - Friday afternoon

We’ll be left with a few morning showers Saturday and some mountains storms during the afternoon. The slow-moving nature of our storms, along with the amount of moisture around, will produce the chance for localized flooding. That threat is lower area-wide by Saturday.

Flood threat from Thursday through Saturday

Streams, creeks and rivers may also become unsafe for floating over the course of the weekend. Make sure to check the gauges here. Have our app downloaded, so you can keep up with the radar and latest alerts (if they’re issued by the National Weather Service).

As for the weekend itself, we only expect isolated showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures Sunday will take off, as we’ll see more sunshine than we will Saturday.

Weekend forecast for the second weekend of June - 2021

As we head into next week, we’ll track a front that will dip down from the north. While this may create a few showers and storms (especially in the mountains) late Monday, this will also flip the weather pattern a little bit.

Upper air pattern by Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

The bulk of the cool air will stay farther north, but we’ll notice a slight dip in temperatures and a bigger dip in humidity levels.

Dew point trend from 6/12 to 6/15/2021

This will make for cool/comfortable mornings and warm afternoons Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.