No near-record highs Tuesday; isolated storms develop late in the day

Most storms will be near and west of the Roanoke Valley later in the day

ROANOKE, Va. – We came really close to record high temperatures Monday afternoon. We’re talking within one degree in Roanoke and Lynchburg! In fact, Blacksburg tied its record of 83°.

We came very close to breaking record high temperatures Monday afternoon.

That won’t happen Tuesday, thanks to more clouds and a little bit of a breeze from the north.

High temperatures reach about 75 to 80° Tuesday afternoon.

A front nearby will be the catalyst for isolated storms after 3 or 4 p.m. These will mostly stay west of the Blue Ridge Parkway before fizzling out after sunset.

A few storms will develop west of the Blue Ridge Parkway later Tuesday afternoon.

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A few isolated showers may develop at any given point in time Wednesday. We’ll see more clouds and similar afternoon temperatures.

Thursday looks warmer, thanks to another example of wind coming down the slopes.

Another front will then slowly move through the area, bringing a better shot of rain Sunday as compared to Saturday.

Rain increases along a front Sunday

It will also bring a cool-down. We’ll trade 60s and 70s Saturday for 50s and 60s Sunday. Morning temperatures will then drop into the 30s and 40s next Monday and Tuesday.

We'll turn chilly next Monday and Tuesday mornings.

We don’t expect a widespread freeze, but patchy mountain frost isn’t out of the question at this point.

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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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