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Cooler Sunday with lingering storm chances

A front brings storms today and into next week
Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 6:58 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2021 at 10:36 PM EDT
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  • Much cooler day Sunday (70s/80s)
  • Front stalls keeping rain chances around
  • More tropical rain next week

Storm coverage should begin to diminish overnight with the loss of heating. Lows slip to the upper 60s and low 70s with variably cloudy skies.

SUNDAY

The cold front will move just shy of the North Carolina - Virginia border Sunday before stalling. A northerly wind will bring nearly overcast skies along with cooler temperatures. Afternoon highs only reach the upper 70s to low 80s.

Lingering moisture will keep the opportunity for scattered to numerous showers and a few storms Sunday afternoon and evening.

Tropical Full

TROPICAL INFLUENCE

Our lingering cold front along with tropical air from landfalling Fred will likely lead to extensive clouds, drizzle and more numerous showers and storms Monday. Some may be slow-moving with locally heavy rain.

Tuesday, Fred’s track is closest to our region ushering in deep, tropical moisture. This will likely lead to more intense rain at times which may cause localized flooding. The persistent clouds and rain will keep temperatures 10° below average, only reaching the upper 70s.

Tropical rain is much different than typical showers and is very efficient. While many areas are in a drought and have seen below-average rainfall, we could still experience localize flooding issues Tuesday and Wednesday depending on where the swath of heaviest rain sets up.

The remnants of Fred arrive next week with the potential for tropical downpours.
The remnants of Fred arrive next week with the potential for tropical downpours.(WDBJ7)

TROPICAL STORM GRACE

Tropical Storm Grace has formed in nearly an identical spot as Fred and also has a similar track. The forecast has the tropical system near Florida by Thursday of next week. We will have to watch this closely especially if it follows a similar path to Fred. Additional rain could be in the forecast.

Tropical Storm Grace forecast.
Tropical Storm Grace forecast.(WDBJ Weather)