Last dry day Friday; shower chances return this weekend

Temperatures remain cool into Saturday
Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 3:45 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2022 at 6:57 PM EDT
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  • Dry and partly sunny Friday
  • Shower chances return this weekend
  • Doesn’t look like a washout


The air remains very dry and with the gusty winds, we keep an elevated fire risk for most of our area. Continue to follow Virginia’s Burn Law which bans open-air burning prior to 4PM. Even then, today may not be the best conditions to burn.

Most of us are under an elevated fire risk throughout the day.
Most of us are under an elevated fire risk throughout the day.(WDBJ7)

Clouds will continue moving in late tonight with lows in the 40s early Friday morning.


Look for more clouds to enter Friday as a weak disturbance nears the region. Afternoon highs return to the mid/upper 60s. We can’t rule out a stray shower for some folks in the mountains late in the evening.


Another system will be moving out of the Plains heading into our area this weekend. This will send lots of clouds our way along with an increased chance of showers starting late Friday evening and lingering off and on into the weekend.

SATURDAY: Rain is most likely during the morning between 5 a.m. and Noon, with intermittent showers in the afternoon and evening. The best placement for rain will be along either side of the Interstate 77 corridor. High temperatures will remain in the cool 60s for most. A few areas will be stuck in the 50s.

SUNDAY: We likely start the day dry with a few breaks in the clouds. By the afternoon, shower chances will redevelop as a front moves overhead. Temperatures will be warmer too with highs back into the 70s.

Intermittent showers are expected Saturday, especially in the morning.
Intermittent showers are expected Saturday, especially in the morning.(WDBJ7)

[Download the WDBJ7 Weather App to get the latest data regarding the weekend shower chances along with radar.]


Monday remains dry with a mix of clouds and sun. Temperatures also begin warming up, reaching the upper 70s and low 80s for the start of the week. Another disturbance will enter the area Tuesday.

With warmer temperatures and increased instability we do anticipate a few thunderstorms are possible with next week’s hit-or-miss showers. The humidity will be much higher next week, so if you have been holding off on that outdoor burning, you may be in luck.