More summer heat this week

Rain chances mostly limited to finish August
Highs well above average across the eastern half of the US.
Highs well above average across the eastern half of the US.(WDBJ7 Weather)
Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 7:20 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2021 at 6:18 PM EDT
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  • Patchy fog tonight
  • Rising heat this week
  • Stray afternoon rain chances


Outside of a lingering rain chance this evening in the Piedmont, we’ll see partly cloudy skies overnight with more patchy fog in the river valleys. Lows will be mild only falling into the mid 60s to low 70s.


High pressure holds tight over the area meaning we’ll be see more hot and humid afternoons with mostly limited rain chances to kick off the week. Highs look to be in the 80s to mid 90s to the east. Heat index values may climb to the triple digits east of the Blue Ridge. Stay cool!

The heat and humidity continue.
The heat and humidity continue.(WDBJ Weather)


The forecast will remain mostly unchanged through the rest of the week. Expect more summer heat with highs in the 80s and 90s. The only difference is that more moisture may be fed into our area and that could lead to better chances of afternoon storms. Still, chances will be limited to widely scattered pop up showers and storms. This trend will likely continue into next weekend.


Henri made landfall in New England Sunday and will continue to drench them with flooding rain and wind through Monday.

Elsewhere, the tropics remain quiet with Saharan dust settling things down for a bit in the meanwhile.