Coastal storm throws showers our way by Friday

Rain chances increase in the next upcoming days
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 3:48 AM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 5:57 PM EDT
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  • High pressure in control for now
  • We continue to warm across the region
  • Stubborn system returns this weekend

Skies remain clear for the rest of this evening, but we’ll notice more clouds entering from the coastal low overnight into Thursday morning. Temperatures tonight will drop into the 50s with a few upper 40s sprinkled in.

Temperatures tonight will be in the 50s for most. Clear to partly cloudy skies develop.
Temperatures tonight will be in the 50s for most. Clear to partly cloudy skies develop.(WDBJ7 Weather)

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

Thursday starts off dry with increasing clouds as our low pressure system that brought us showers and storms last week begins it’s trek back to the west from the coast. Clouds will build in from east to west this time. Thanks to the increase in cloud cover, temperatures will have a hard time warming up leading us to only witness highs in the upper 60s for places in the east (where the clouds enter first), to low 70s in the west where the clouds move in later. Most will remain dry throughout the day, but a few spotty showers could be seen Thursday evening.

Highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with increasing clouds.
Highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with increasing clouds.(WDBJ7 Weather)

Bring the umbrellas for graduation on Friday. Scattered showers will come in waves throughout the day. Not expecting a complete washout, but we will be wet at times.

In the afternoon some isolated storms are possible to develop. Temperatures to begin Friday will be in the upper 50s and low 60s. High temperatures will be similar to Thursday’s with highs in the 60s/low 70s thanks to a wedge setup developing for our region.

Heading to Virginia Tech's University Ceremony Friday morning? Bring the umbrella!
Heading to Virginia Tech's University Ceremony Friday morning? Bring the umbrella!(WDBJ7 Weather)

WEEKEND OUTLOOK

Rain should letup Friday night before moving back in on Saturday. With increased humidity around, any rain we see should be decent soakers. Isolated flooding issues are possible throughout the weekend.

The final push of rain will develop into Sunday but it’s not looking as wet as Saturday. Warmer afternoon temperatures may also mean a few storms are possible.