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Spotty showers Sunday, then fairly soggy next week

Our quiet weather pattern flips in the days ahead
An upper level low pressure system will provide daily rain chances.
An upper level low pressure system will provide daily rain chances.(WDBJ7 Weather)
Published: Oct. 2, 2021 at 6:40 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2021 at 6:54 PM EDT
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  • Increasing clouds tonight into Sunday
  • Few PM showers Sunday
  • Daily rain chances next week

SUNDAY

Clouds will be on the increase tonight into Sunday ahead of a front. Rain chances will hold hold off through Sunday morning. By the afternoon a few showers may develop west of the Blue Ridge. These should be light, but plan accordingly if you had outdoor plans. Better rain chances arrive later into the evening and overnight for the rest of the area.

With a southerly wind, temperatures will still warm into the 70s to low 80s Sunday under mostly cloudy skies.

RAINY NEXT WEEK

Several models suggest a front gets pushed into the area next week and may stall out. At the same time, an upper level low over the Southeast will keep our pattern busy with a fetch of Atlantic moisture sustained all week. This could lead to several days of clouds and showers along with cooler temperatures. The highest rain chances at this point appear to develop during the middle of the week and may continue through the end of the week.

Active pattern expected next week.
Active pattern expected next week.(WDBJ Weather)

One high-end scenario shows the potential for heavy rain along the mountains. However, there are other models that keep the heaviest rain out of the area. Bottom-line, there’s still quite a bit of uncertainty, so stay tuned.

Models are showing multiple days of rain next week.
Models are showing multiple days of rain next week.(WDBJ Weather)

TROPICS

Not only do we have Hurricane Sam, but we also now have Tropical Storm Victor. Both of these tropical systems should remain out at sea with no direct impacts to the United States. Interestingly enough, there is only one more available name left on the 2021 list. This will likely be the second year in a row we have used up all the names on the regular season list.

Track the tropics anytime in our hurricane center.