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Sunny, dry weather arrives for the weekend

Drier air overspreads the region today with mostly sunny conditions. Highs today will climb into the mid and upper 80s.

What makes Friday's full moon a "Blue Moon"?

The second full moon of the month will occur Friday night, July 31. This second moon is also known as a Blue Moon for several reasons.

NFOGRPAHIC: Blue Moon visible

Mosquito season getting longer

Since the 1970s, temperatures across the U.S. have been rising, due in part to rising global greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, much of the country has seen an increase in humidity. Together…

Three rescued as heavy rain floods parts of Covington

Radar and local weather stations estimate 1" to 2" of rain fell over Covington Monday night.

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Alaskan islands

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near Alaska's Aleutian Islands late Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred 58 miles (94 kilometers) east-southeast of Yunaska Island,…

Yunaska Island

Powerful earthquake possible in Bay Area

There's a big earthquake coming.

Tuesday's magnitude-4.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area caused relatively little damage, but it gave a glimpse of the potential geological threats the…

Golden Gate Bridge

Wildfire scorches northern California

A northern California wildfire continued to rage Friday, threatening homes and torching 6,900 acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties, authorities said.

The two-day-old fire roared so fiercely that…

Lake Berryessa wildfire

Glacier National Park fire forces evacuations

The fire in Glacier National Park in Montana has doubled in size to 4,000 acres and forced new evacuations, according to park officials.

"The fire is moving quickly in dry, heavy timber with…

Glacier National Park wildfire

Hot enough to melt items inside your car

It should be quite obvious not to leave people or pets inside the car on a hot day. However, you may forget to remove other important items inside the car that may melt when the temperatures…

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Floodwaters shut down I-10 in Southern California

Heavy rains and flooding washed out parts of Interstate 10 in Southern California, shutting down traffic in both directions.

Floodwaters cut a large gully through the eastbound side, while the…

I-10 washout

July scorcher baking much of US

It's days like these that make you appreciate why Willis Haviland Carrier deserves a spot on Mount Rushmore.

With triple-digit heat indices across a large swath of the U.S., the man who's…

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Tornado reported in rural Illinois

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner activated an emergency operations center in Springfield after a reported tornado ripped through rural communities, his office said in a statement.

Law enforcement…

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PHOTOS: July 13 storm

The storms caused some damage and flooding on Monday. These are photos viewers sent to us.

PHOTOS: Storm damage in Vinton

The Twitter user @aem__22 sent us these pictures of storm damage in Vinton.

Sunny, dry weather arrives for the weekend

NFOGRPAHIC: Blue Moon visible

What makes Friday's full moon a "Blue Moon"?

Mosquito season getting longer

New features on the WDBJ7 Weather APP

Three rescued as heavy rain floods parts of...

Yunaska Island

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Alaskan islands

Golden Gate Bridge

Powerful earthquake possible in Bay Area

Lake Berryessa wildfire

Wildfire scorches northern California

Glacier National Park wildfire

Glacier National Park fire forces evacuations

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Hot enough to melt items inside your car

I-10 washout

Floodwaters shut down I-10 in Southern California

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July scorcher baking much of US

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Tornado reported in rural Illinois

PHOTOS: July 13 storm

PHOTOS: Storm damage in Vinton

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CURRENT CONDITIONS

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87° F
31° C
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Roanoke
  • Feels Like: 85° F 30° C
  • Wind: 9 mph 15 kph at NNW
  • Humidity: 33%
  • Dew point: 55° F 13° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 6:23 AM EDT
  • Sunset: 8:28 PM EDT
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