5:15am - Chief Meteorologist Christopher White
Good Saturday Morning. Lots of rain out there along and East of the Hwy 18/64 corridor and that means patchy areas of fog this morning. Temps this morning spread from the mid 60’s to around 70°.
Hot weather continues today even though Meteorologicaly speaking we start Fall today. Summer wants you to hold out on changing everything over to that pumpkin spice yet though. A ridge of high pressure continues to dominate our area today and really the entire forecast period (7 Days). High temps today will likey be a degree or so warmer than those seen on Friday. Expect highs to top out in the upper 80’s to at most low 90’s. Thunderstorm activity will develop in the mountains first and then expect only widely scattered activity across the our coverage area. That is thanks to that strengthening ridge of high pressure. Chance of rain is 40%.
Futurecast Radar 5:00pm Saturday Afternoon. (Likely just a hair overdone)
Tonght any shower and storm activity will quickly fade away with the loss of daytime heating and the high pressure strengthening over the Mid Atlantic. Sunday not a lot of change but will take storm chances down to 30% chance. Temps will remain warm with forecast highs in the upper 80’s. Moving into Sunday Night again any storms will quickly dissipate after sunset. Low temps will drop back into the upper 60’s to around 70° for lows. On into Monday now as high pressure builds South and centers itself over Virginia. This will bring rain chances down even lower for your Labor Day, only a 20% chance outside of the mountains.
Looking out long term chances of rain remain around 20% for Tuesday and Wednesday with temps in the upper 80’s each afternoon. Chances for rain start to increase very slowly late this coming week. Hopefully you can find a way to stay cool!