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Temperatures climb with weekend rain chances

Highs back in the 90s
Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2021 at 4:14 PM EDT
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  • Increasing clouds tonight
  • Rain chances return Saturday
  • Rising heat into next week

FRIDAY NIGHT

High clouds have filtered in throughout the day and will continue into tonight. Pleasant weather will continue this evening under mostly cloudy skies. As for any rain chance, most will remain dry with only a few showers to the east possible late. Lows fall into the mid 60s to near 70 east.

SATURDAY

A low pressure system will move up the east coast throwing more clouds our way. This will hold down high temperatures into the low/mid 80s. In addition to the clouds, the coastal system may also bring rain across the Southside and Piedmont from Saturday morning into Saturday afternoon. There may be a few isolated afternoon showers and storms to the west, but the best rain chances will come Saturday morning to the east.

Rain may impact areas across the Southside Saturday morning into early afternoon.
Rain may impact areas across the Southside Saturday morning into early afternoon.(WDBJ)
The best chance of rain will be across the Southside early Saturday into Saturday afternoon.
The best chance of rain will be across the Southside early Saturday into Saturday afternoon.(WDBJ)

SUNDAY

Sunday will be hotter with highs in the low 90s along with increased humidity. Any storm chances will be limited in coverage and duration.

The trend next week is hazy, hot and humid with very limited storm coverage.

DROUGHT MONITOR

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor was released Thursday and expands the MODERATE DROUGHT across the southern Shenandoah Valley. More than 90% of Virginia is considered to be ABNORMALLY DRY. Most hometowns are between 2-5″ below average in terms of rainfall for the year.

The drought expands as rain chances remain limited.
The drought expands as rain chances remain limited.(WDBJ)