ROANOKE, Va. – We’re tracking a front that’s produced severe weather from the Central Plains to the Great Lakes, mainly in the form of wind damage.
As that front gets closer to us, it will have the chance to do the same between 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. These storms will start near the West Virginia-Virginia line and then move east as the afternoon progresses.
Prior to that, high temperatures will be contingent on storm development. Therefore, you see lower highs in the New River Valley and higher heat in areas like Lynchburg and Southside.
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Once this front passes, we’ll notice a fairly significant drop in humidity Wednesday. It will still be warm each afternoon through the rest of the week, though.
The biggest difference you’ll notice the rest of the week will be first thing in the morning. That’s when temperatures - especially Thursday morning - will be in the 50s to near 60 degrees!
As high pressure drifts east this Labor Day weekend, humidity will be restored.
Along with seasonable temperatures, we’ll see the chance for showers and thunderstorms. That should stay pretty low through Sunday but increase by Labor Day.
As far as the tropics are concerned, there are two areas to watch. One in the Central Atlantic has an 80% chance of development. The most likely scenario is for it to stay out-to-sea after Labor Day weekend.
The second area to watch is coming off the west coast of Africa near the Cabo Verde Islands.