ROANOKE, Va. – Humidity levels have dropped considerably compared to our heat wave late last week, making for a beautiful day of weather Tuesday.
The only thing that may try to get in the way of a clear sky is some haze. This - once again - can be traced back to wildfires ongoing in Western Canada. Whenever the upper level air pattern shows the wind out of the northwest, we’re subject to at least a hazy sky.
Air quality alerts are not anticipated, as this will mostly stay thousands of feet above the surface.
Aside from that, we expect highs in the 70s and 80s Tuesday.
Lower humidity once again allows temperatures to drop into the 50s and lower 60s at night into Wednesday morning, providing a well-deserved break to the A/C.
Humidity levels creep back up by Thursday, leading to an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Some of this will carry over into Friday and the weekend.
As for the month of August as a whole, the Climate Prediction Center’s outlooks show a slight chance of warmer than average and wetter than average weather.