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Fred exits and our normal summer pattern returns

Drier conditions are expected by the afternoon
A weak disturbance brings more rain Thursday and Friday.
A weak disturbance brings more rain Thursday and Friday.(WDBJ7 Weather)
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 3:55 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2021 at 4:26 PM EDT
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  • More sunshine today
  • Dense fog possible tonight
  • Typical summer storm chance the rest of the week

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REST OF THE DAY

The remnants of Fred will continue to move north allowing some sun to peak through at times this afternoon. Temperatures look to return to the mid-upper 80s. We still can’t rule out a stray shower/storm during the afternoon. Under clear skies, dense fog may form overnight given the moisture-laden air in place.

THURSDAY - FRIDAY

The remainder of the week returns to a more typical summertime pattern with increasing temperatures along with scattered showers and thunderstorm chances. Afternoon highs return to the upper 80 and even a few low 90s across the Southside. The summer humidity also sticks around into the weekend.

Typical summer storms are possible into the weekend.
Typical summer storms are possible into the weekend.(WDBJ)

Grace appears to track towards Mexico to end the week and will bring little to no impact to our immediate forecast. In addition, Henri remains south of Bermuda. It may move close to the Mid-Atlantic coastline, allowing for rough waters, but it’s the Northeast that should be watching this storm closely into this weekend.

Tropical Full

THIS WEEKEND

A ridge of high pressure will build through the weekend with a limited chance of rain. Afternoon highs return to the upper 80s along with humid conditions.

Early next week, the high continues to build over the area meaning we’ll be back to hot and humid afternoons with stray afternoon rain chances.

Highs reach the upper 80s to low 90s.
Highs reach the upper 80s to low 90s.(WDBJ)