ROANOKE, Va. – The mugginess has taken a temporary leave of absence, and most of us approve! With high pressure continuing to come into control of our weather, we’ll keep the humidity low and the sunshine plentiful throughout the day Wednesday.
Highs will range from the 70s in the NRV to the low to mid 80s elsewhere.
The dew point (moisture level) not only affects how things feel during the day, but it can help determine how low temperatures go at night. It’s basically a threshold for that.
Therefore, expect temperatures to drop into the 40s and 50s by the time the sun rises Thursday morning. At least we’ll give the A/C a break!
Don’t get too used to that, though. Humidity levels jump, as we head into the weekend. It’s at this point that we’ll be keeping an eye on a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center has placed high odds on this becoming tropical by the weekend.
This will likely throw some moisture our way by Father’s Day, but any direct impact would likely wait until Monday.
If this interacts with a front to the north and west, we may not get as much rain. However, if it stands along and rides the Appalachians, we could be dealing with some very heavy rain and potential flooding next Monday.
For the holiday weekend, we expect it to be fairly hot and breezy Friday and Saturday. Most showers and storms Saturday would target the mountains, with a few moving east later in the day. The chance for scattered storms goes up slightly by Father’s Day.
For updates on the holiday weekend forecast and on our potential tropical system, be sure to download our weather app.