Summer storms linger in the southern half of the area Wednesday

A front lingering nearby triggers more storms for some Wednesday afternoon

Storm coverage for Wednesday, 7/13/2022

ROANOKE, Va. – Those storms Tuesday evening were a doozy! The front that caused those storms is splitting our area in half Wednesday, resulting in the storm coverage you see above.

The overall time frame for these storms is between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Any storms that form won’t move very quickly, so we’ll have to watch for localized flooding.

FutureTracker - 3 p.m. Wednesday

Temperatures won’t get quite as high as they did Tuesday, due to increased cloud cover.

High temperature forecast for Wednesday, 7/13/2022

Once this front clears the area, however, the humidity will drop off a bit heading into Thursday.

Dropping humidity levels for Thursday, 7/14/2022

While we’ll still be warm/hot, we’ll at least be able to tolerate it a little more.

Our front stalls south of the area, keeping most any tropical moisture at bay. This results in the daily chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms each day this weekend.

What we're tracking for the weekend of July 15 through 17

If you plan on heading to the beach, especially the Gulf Coast, watch out for periods of heavy rain late this week into the weekend.

Weekend forecast in the mountains, at home and at the beach

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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.