Look out! Big-league heat on tap after the weekend

Things get warmer this weekend before a full-force heat wave next week

High pressure supplies the heat through much of next week

ROANOKE, Va. – Ever since our mid-week storm system, it’s been nice to see a break in the humidity.

That’s something that will continue through Friday.

Low humidity continues through Friday

High temperatures will manage to reach the 70s and 80s once again, as clouds gradually increase later in the day.

High temperature forecast for Friday, 6/10/2022

This comes ahead of a storm system that gives us the chance for a few showers Saturday morning along with a few hit-or-miss storms in the warmth of the day.

Hourly storm chances for Saturday, 6/11/2022

As that storm pulls away, we get even warmer Sunday with highs mostly around 85 to 90°.

Weekend forecast for 6/11 and 6/12/2022

If you think that’s hot, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

A large area of high pressure becomes anchored over the Eastern U.S. next week. Compressional heating associated with high pressure will push temperatures into the 90s across a large chunk of the area.

High pressure supplies the heat through much of next week

Humidity will also be a factor, adding to the heat index near or above triple digits in the eastern half of the area.

Projected heat index values next Tuesday through Thursday

A few storms may develop each afternoon, especially in the mountains. Anything that forms in that type of heat and humidity, though, could become strong or severe.

Make sure to download our weather app ahead of the next heat wave.

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.