ROANOKE, Va. – Monday was the first full day of summer, and it just so happened to be one of the hottest days of the year so far. Tuesday will not be a repeat of that in any sense.
A front moving toward the area will spark occasional rain showers through the first half of the day, with the possibility of a stronger storm or two east of US 29 after 11 a.m.
By the afternoon, rain chances will have gone down with temperatures mostly in the 70s - about 15 to 20° lower than Monday afternoon.
As our front continues to move east, the wind will have shifted from the northwest. This will blow in some drier, more comfortable air for the evening and overnight hours.
This is part of what will allow temperatures to drop off heading into Wednesday morning. You can actually leave the windows open and give the A/C a break!
Humidity levels stay low through Thursday and at least part of Friday, making things feel very comfortable.
Heading into the weekend and next week, we’ll have high pressure offshore and low pressure to our west. The two combined will bring the air in out of the south. This means more warmth, more humidity and the daily opportunity for afternoon showers and storms.
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