Storm chances on the rise this holiday weekend

Increasing storm chances on Sunday
Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 3:55 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2020 at 7:10 PM EDT
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Our hot weather continues this weekend with temperatures well into the 90s in many areas. Storm chances are on the rise Sunday as a frontal boundary sinks down over our area. We’ll continue with daily storm chances into next week.


A few stray showers can not be ruled out overnight. It’ll be a muggy night otherwise with lows in the mid 60s to low 70s. If skies remain clear enough, you may be able to spot the full moon overnight with a subdued eclipse! Don’t expect anything too flashy as it’s only a partial eclipse with a slightly darker shadow than usual.

A full moon and an eclipse tonight.
A full moon and an eclipse tonight.(Grey)


A weak front will get pulled south bringing in more clouds Sunday along with helping to trigger scattered showers and storms. Afternoon highs will be a few degrees lower on Sunday because of the added clouds.

  • STORM TIMING: Best storm chances between 2pm and 8pm
  • SEVERE RISK: Low severe storm risk, but slow-moving storms may lead to localized flooding
  • ACTION: Download the WDBJ7 Weather APP to keep track of storms on-the-go.
More storm coverage expected Sunday afternoon.
More storm coverage expected Sunday afternoon.(Grey)


The first full week of July looks like a typical summer stretch. High temperatures will be slightly warmer than average with afternoon temperatures ranging from 86-90° along with a chance of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Some model are showing development of an area of low pressure in the Gulf states and moving up the coast. This could generate more storm activity near the end of the week.

Storm chances continue  into next weekend.
Storm chances continue into next weekend.(WDBJ7 Weather)

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