ROANOKE, Va. – The weekend starts out muggy once again, with temperatures moving up quickly. We’ll see high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s in the New River Valley and Highlands, with highs reaching the low to mid 90s in the Roanoke Valley, Lynchburg area and Southside.
This kind of heat, along with a front nearby, will be the catalyst for numerous showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. These will have the potential to produce localized wind damage and localized flooding, especially along and south/east of Interstate 81.
Come Sunday, our front will be nearby. Moisture riding over the front will be the recipe for more numerous showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.
These will move slowly, leading to the chance for localized flooding once again. Temperatures Sunday will only peak in the upper 70s and lower 80s. That will be common through much of next week.
High pressure offshore and the ghost of ‘Fred’ to the west will combine forces to produce the daily chance for numerous showers and storms.
Overall, 1-3″ of rain is looking likely between Monday and Thursday. Whenever you’re dealing with a tropical connection, you can’t rule out higher totals.
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