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Strong storms likely Monday

A front sparks likely storm chances Monday
Damaging winds and localized flooding the main risks.
Damaging winds and localized flooding the main risks.(WDBJ7 Weather)
Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 6:39 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2021 at 10:56 PM EDT
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  • Rain chances continue into the night
  • Strong storms possible Monday
  • Summer heat ramps up this week

SUNDAY NIGHT

A slow-moving cold front continues to approach from the Ohio Valley and has brought us isolated rain chances today. Instability will linger into the night allowing for a few more showers and storms into the late hours of the night. Skies will remain partly cloudy with lows falling only into the upper 60s to low 70s. Some patchy fog is possible.

MONDAY

A slow-moving front will likely bring our best chance of more numerous showers late Monday as it moves to the South. More clouds are expected for Monday with temperatures climbing quickly. Highs climb into the 80s before storms develop.

Scattered storms likely on Monday.
Scattered storms likely on Monday.(WDBJ Weather)
Storms could produce heavy rain and damaging winds Monday.
Storms could produce heavy rain and damaging winds Monday.(WDBJ Weather)

THIS WEEK

Once the front clears the area by midweek, temperatures soar under mostly sunny skies Wednesday and Thursday. Afternoon highs may end up in the mid 90s across much of the region. Heat index values may reach triple digits in some spots. Rain chances will also remain limited through this week.

10 Day Forecast
10 Day Forecast(WDBJ Weather)

AIR QUALITY FORECAST

Wildfires will continue to burn up in Canada and out west. While our air quality has improved since last Wednesday’s Code Orange, we could see a degradation again this week with more smoke being sent out way. It appears Wednesday into Thursday would be the highest levels of pollutants. Those will also be our hottest days of the week so keeping indoors wouldn’t be the worst idea.

Lower air quality could become an issue again this week as higher levels of smoke return.
Lower air quality could become an issue again this week as higher levels of smoke return.(WDBJ7 Weather)