ROANOKE, Va. – Any time you can get a break in the humidity in late June, take advantage of it. That’s exactly what we have Tuesday.
That said, temperatures will be held a few degrees below average from start to finish. High temperatures only reach the 70s in the mountains and low to mid 80s elsewhere.
As high pressure drifts east, a southeast wind brings more warmth and a dash of humidity back to the area Wednesday. That weak upslope flow may also trigger a few isolated storms in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway during the afternoon.
The mercury continues to rise later in the week, with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s Thursday and Friday.
Meanwhile, a slow-moving front moves closer to the area by the weekend. While most storms Saturday will be isolated, it’s expected that storms increase in coverage Sunday.
Where this front stalls will determine who exactly sees storms on the 4th of July, so make sure to stay with us for updates.
Any storms that do form will move slowly, so localized flooding will be a possibility.
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Lastly, the tropics continue to gain some steam. It’s likely that Tropical Storm Bonnie will form in the next day or two.
This storm is going to stay south and move into Central America, so it won’t play any role on your beach vacation plans this holiday weekend.