We're starting off with areas of fog and drizzle, but things will improve this afternoon. Increasing sunshine and pleasant temperatures will return today.

Yesterdays storms did bring beneficial rainfall. Lynchburg measured 3.88" at the airport which makes it the second wettest single July day in Lynchburg history.

TODAY: Drier and somewhat less humid air returns. We expect only isolated shower chances in the mountains.  Afternoon highs slip to the low/mid 80s.

SATURDAY: The heat and humidity return along with a few scattered storms. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 80s to low 90s Saturday afternoon.

SUNDAY-MONDAY:  Sunday will be hot and humid with scattered storms.  Afternoon highs reach the low 90s. A few spotty showers linger into early Monday, but skies quickly clear with drier weather returning by afternoon and evening.

NEXT WEEK:  Cooler weather arrives by the middle of next week with a strong cold front. Temperatures barely reach the low 80s with mainly dry skies Tuesday and Wednesday.