More clouds than sun as a front lingers this week

A front lingers nearby keep us cooler today.
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:16 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:03 PM EDT
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  • Front sags south with limited showers TUE-WED
  • Increasing temperatures this week (90s)


A front is lingering nearby with clouds that will decrease into the evening. Smoke from wildfires out west has become embedded in the atmosphere to our west, which will lead to another gorgeous, orange sunset. Lows tonight slip to the upper 60s along with muggy conditions. Low clouds will fill back in late tonight along with areas of fog.


A slow-moving front will push south of the area into the Carolinas early Tuesday. With it nearby, skies remain partly cloudy to mostly cloudy at times with highs in the mid 80s. By late in the day, drier air will help clear skies out leading to another deep, orange sunset thanks to the smoke overhead from the west coast fires. Any shower chances should remain isolated and confined mainly in the mountains.


Skies remain partly to mostly sunny Wednesday allowing temperatures to climb to the upper 80s to low 90s. A front will arrive in the mountains late in the day bringing a slight shower/storm chances mainly north of I-64 late. If we’re lucky, a few of the showers may reach as far south as Highway 460 by Wednesday evening. However, that chance remains pretty low at this point. Thursday also remains hot and fairly dry.

10 Day Forecast
10 Day Forecast(WDBJ Weather)


Several fronts will take aim at the area from the northwest into the weekend before moving into North and South Carolina and fading away. This is a fairly typical pattern for Summer and often leads to nothing more than pop-up showers and storms along with muggy, warm temperatures. The first front arrives late Friday and another Saturday.

The one Sunday may stall just close enough to the region to deliver a slightly higher chance of showers Sunday into Monday. Even then, the pattern likely won’t bring anything more than spotty to scattered storm coverage.

Afternoon highs return to the upper 80s to low 90s.