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System departs as drier weather returns Sunday

Areas of rain overnight, but improved weather Sunday
Increasing sunshine with seasonable temperatures.
Increasing sunshine with seasonable temperatures.(WDBJ7 Weather)
Published: Aug. 15, 2020 at 6:29 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2020 at 11:43 PM EDT
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Pockets of rain continue tonight and gradually tapers off Sunday morning. While the flash flood threat has diminished, areas of heavy rain remain possible. The system that has resulted in our recent soggy weather is departing the second half of the weekend. A few showers will be possible Sunday, but much drier weather is expected overall. We’ll see less humid and mostly fair weather to begin next week.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Periods of rain will continue into the night. We’ve seen waves of rain today with many areas, especially across the NRV picking up inches of rain and some flooding. Rain remains most likely across Central VA overnight. Watch for areas of dense fog along higher elevations to the west. Lows fall into the 60s for most.

Mostly cloudy, but drier overall weather Sunday.
Mostly cloudy, but drier overall weather Sunday.(WDBJ7 Weather)

SUNDAY

Models continue to trend drier for Sunday as the low pressure system slowly exits east. This should lead to a diminishing flood threat with breaks of sunshine during the late afternoon. A few showers are possible, but nothing widespread. Afternoon highs remain in the upper 70s to low 80s Sunday afternoon.

MONDAY & TUESDAY

Monday and Tuesday will offer a nice little break in the extremely humid air over our area. Dew points are expected to drop during the beginning of the week with plentiful sunshine. We only have an isolated chance for a few showers and storms. Highs will be fairly seasonable running in the low to mid 80s.

Fair weather pattern sets up the next few days.
Fair weather pattern sets up the next few days.(WDBJ7 Weather)

WEDNESDAY

We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds early Wednesday with an increasing chance of showers and storms during the afternoon. Our high warms into the lower 80s with more clouds in the afternoon.

THE TROPICS

Tropical storm Kyle formed off the east coast of Virginia Friday afternoon and will likely move quickly away from land and become a “fish storm” with no impacts on the U.S. mainland.

Tropical Storm Josephine was named in the Atlantic Thursday making it the earliest “J” storm since the 2005 season when Juan formed at the end of August. The storm is expected to move toward the Bahamas before making a quick turn to the north and getting weaker. Get the latest Interactive Map and more in our HURRICANE CENTER.