Toasty Tuesday! Heat lingers with storms remaining hit-and-miss

Storms increase Wednesday before a noticeable drop in humidity later in the week

ROANOKE, Va. – It’s been one of the hottest summers on record in the Roanoke Valley and in the Lynchburg area.

That’s a trend that will continue Tuesday, as highs climb into the 80s in the mountains and 90s elsewhere. Add the humidity, and it starts to feel more uncomfortable at times (see above).

Similar to Monday, isolated showers and storms will develop in the heat and humidity of the day. Some of us get drenched, while others don’t see a thing.

FutureTracker - Tuesday afternoon

By Wednesday, a front will slowly move closer to the area. This will increase the amount of storms we see during the afternoon and evening.

Localized flash flooding is a possibility, due to the amount of moisture in place, how slowly storms will move and the recent rain in parts of the area.

FutureTracker - Wednesday afternoon

Some will linger into the night.

As the front passes from north to south Thursday, a few more showers and storms will develop along it.

FutureTracker - Thursday afternoon

Humidity levels then drop at night into Friday. They will stay low into the weekend.

Humidity levels drop dramatically heading into the later part of the week and the weekend

This drop in humidity results in cooler, more refreshing mornings. Most of us awaken to temperatures in the 50s Saturday and perhaps Sunday morning too.

Cooler mornings coming this weekend

Each afternoon this weekend will feature temperatures slightly below average.

Weekend high temperatures for 8/13 and 8/14

We’ll be mostly sunny to partly cloudy at times with little chance of getting wet.

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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.

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