Thursday began with sunshine but ended with a few more clouds, especially towards the mountains. And later in the afternoon isolated t-showers did pop-up in the NRV and Mountain Empire. Any t-showers will end early this evening. But, the big weather story here locally: the heat. It was another very warm and humid day outside. And it will stay warm for the foreseeable future.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with patchy fog possible…mild and muggy with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.
Friday: Mainly sunny, quite warm, and humid too with highs in the middle 80s.
Weather looks great for high school football and for the VT/ODU game in Blacksburg. We will stay in the middle 80s all weekend long and with high pressure in control, we will continue to see lots of sunshine.
Next week looks pretty quiet too. Monday and Tuesday both look mostly sunny, while we may see a few more clouds on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will remain in the middle 80s through Wednesday, falling perhaps into the low-to-mid 80s on Thursday. But next week looks dry at this point.
Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a Category 3 storm once again. It will get very close to the Turks and Caicos Friday morning, but as it turns to the north it should parallel the Bahamas. Indications are right now that it should go in between the Carolina coastline and Bermuda early next week and again weaken a bit, with no impact here locally.