Pleasant sunshine kicks off 4th of July weekend

High pressure keeps fair weather in place
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 3:37 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2021 at 6:21 PM EDT
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  • Lower humidity into Saturday
  • Lots of sunshine through Sunday
  • Watching Elsa in the Atlantic


The front has pushed to the east bringing the rain with it. This evening, the northwest wind will continue to clear out the skies and lower the humidity. This should be ideal for Friday evening fireworks displays. Lows tonight will fall into the 50s to low 60s.


With the cold front to our east this weekend, more tranquil weather is expected along with much more tolerable humidity. Temperatures will remain cooler than average Saturday with highs in the 70s and low 80s. Overnight lows will also remain pleasantly cooler, dropping to the 50s.

By July 4th, we’ll see temperatures warm back into the mid and upper 80s with slightly higher levels of humidity. Rain chances remain very low through the holiday weekend and into early next week.

Lower humidity is expected over the weekend.
Lower humidity is expected over the weekend.(WDBJ)


After a gorgeous holiday weekend, the weather turns hot again by early next week. Afternoon highs return to the low 90s with increasing humidity. Shower chances remain minimal for the start of the week but increase as the week goes on.

A more westward path could bring impacts to our area late next week.
A more westward path could bring impacts to our area late next week.(WDBJ Weather)


The second half of the week remains influenced by an approaching cold front along with potential tropical moisture from Elsa. The current forecast has Elsa making landfall along Florida’s west coast by midweek, then moving northward into the MidAtlantic Thursday and Friday which would bring a higher chance of rainfall late in the week.

We will know more as the system approaches the United States early in the week. Those headed to the East coast beaches will certainly want to pay attention to the forecast.