We are tracking an area of low pressure that will bring scattered showers and storms to the region this evening, between 7 p.m. and Midnight. One or two of these storms may be capable of producing isolated wind damage, with the better chance being west of Lynchburg.
Afterwards, we’ll see a muggy night with lows in the mid to upper 60s. Some patchy fog may develop by early Sunday morning, especially in areas that do see a storm. Sunday’s highs top out in the 70s for most of us, with a few lucky folks reaching into the low 80s in Southside. Scattered showers and storms return around and after lunchtime, with heavy rain being the main threat with anything that develops.
Have a Plan B, if you have any outdoor activities planned for Sunday.
Tropical moisture surges into the region Monday through Wednesday, setting off rounds of rain late Monday through Wednesday afternoon. An estimated 2-4” of rain is possible through midweek, with isolated higher amounts possible.
Localized flooding is possible, but since things have been so dry lately – that may actually help us out a little. This is less than ideal news, of course, for those attending the NRV Fair.
We warm up a bit with only hit or miss storms in the forecast Thursday and Friday afternoons. Some of us may even touch 90° by Friday. A weak disturbance to our north may try to trigger a few more showers and storms by next weekend, with temps in the 80s.