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Typical summer weather continues

Better storm chances return this weekend
Rain chances are best bet for relief from summer heat this weekend.
Rain chances are best bet for relief from summer heat this weekend.(WDBJ7 Weather)
Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 3:45 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2021 at 9:37 PM EDT
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  • Stray storm this afternoon
  • Even hotter weather Friday
  • Front brings better storm chances this weekend

FRIDAY

Our stagnant summer weather pattern continue to round out the work week. A pop up shower or storm can not be ruled out again on Friday thanks to daytime heating and plenty of moisture. Temperatures will likely be even warmer tomorrow with highs into the upper 80s to mid 90s. Heat index value may creep to near 100 east of the Blue Ridge. Stay cool!

Hot and muggy weather continues with limited rain chances on Friday.
Hot and muggy weather continues with limited rain chances on Friday.(WDBJ7 Weather)

THIS WEEKEND

A front will sink south and utilize the excessive humidity/moisture over our area to fuel better storm chances both days this weekend. Scattered to even numerous afternoon storms with heavy rain will be likely Saturday and Sunday. The main threat this weekend will be localized flooding and damaging winds. Models indicate these storms may be slow-moving and pack a ton of rain with them.

As for the severe threat, chances are not high, but we can’t rule out one or two severe storms.

Afternoon storms become likely this weekend with slow-moving storms.
Afternoon storms become likely this weekend with slow-moving storms.(WDBJ7 Weather)

Highs will still be warm, with highs in the 80s to near 90 on Saturday, but clouds and rain will limit temperatures Sunday into the 70s and 80s.