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Friday front brings lower humidity, cooler weekend

Areas north of I-64 have a higher risk of severe weather
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 11:48 PM EDT
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  • Lower storm, severe risk overnight
  • Lingering AM clouds, then afternoon sun FRI.
  • Drier, cooler weather for the weekend

THIS EVENING

Most of the storms that brought severe weather to Ohio, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia have since weakened. While a stray shower/storm can’t be ruled out with the overnight cold front, any storms would likely remain below severe limits.

As a whole, the region should fair OK tonight with many remaining rain-free and muggy through the night.

FRIDAY

A cold front is expected to stall near the VA/NC border Friday morning and finally gets pushed southeast of the region later in the day. This may keep a few showers/storms around during the afternoon across the VA/NC border counties. Elsewhere, any storm chances remain slim. The mountains may also see a few upslope showers. Afternoon highs warm to the upper 80s to low 90s.

SATURDAY

The cold front slips south of the region Saturday with lower storm chances and slightly lower humidity as well. Saturday will be the best day for outdoor activities. Afternoon highs will return to the low/mid 80s. Shower chances also remain lower Saturday.

SUNDAY

An area of low pressure will linger over the Mid-Atlantic at the same time another front drops in from the Ohio Valley. This will likely bring a few scattered showers and storms mainly along the VA/NC border along with high temperatures slightly below normal.

Scattered showers and storms are possible Sunday, especially in the morning.
Scattered showers and storms are possible Sunday, especially in the morning.(WDBJ7)

NEXT WEEK

After a pleasant, dry start to the week, we’ll look for more showers and a few storms to arrive Tuesday, which may be our best chance and coverage of any rainfall in the immediate future.