Elsa moves out this evening; Muggy overnight

The heaviest rain will stay across the Southside where more than 1″ is possible
Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 3:51 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM EDT
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  • Areas of fog overnight
  • Cold front brings scattered showers Friday
  • More typical summer pattern this weekend


Elsa’s rain continues to exit to the northeast this evening with partly cloudy to mainly clear skies overnight. Areas of fog can’t be ruled out. Temperatures tonight will only slip to the upper 60s to low 70s.


A weak cold front will enter the area from the northwest Friday morning bringing a few showers into the mountains. An isolated storm can’t be ruled out.

By the afternoon, the cold front will move east of the mountains toward the Southside. We anticipate a redevelopment of showers and storms during the late afternoon thanks to the warm, humid air. A few of these may be on the stronger side and could even turn severe. Storm chances diminish past sunset.

Afternoon highs climb to the mid to upper 80s.


The weekend begins muggy Saturday with a few stray showers and storms. A low pressure system will help force a warm front over the area Sunday increasing our precipitation chances. The most likely times and coverage for storms this weekend will be Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening. Afternoon highs return to the upper 80s.

A front will be draped across the area with showers and storms possible. The best coverage will...
A front will be draped across the area with showers and storms possible. The best coverage will be Sunday afternoon.(WDBJ)


The typical summertime pattern of hot, humid air will persist as we go through the week. Afternoon highs reach the upper 80s to low 90s. There will be just enough instability around to generate a few afternoon thunderstorms.