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More summer-like storms on tap for Monday

Storms could be severe for a few of our hometowns
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 6:44 AM EDT|Updated: May. 15, 2022 at 5:35 PM EDT
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  • Isolated showers/storms come to an end this evening
  • Cold front brings few more storms Monday (may be severe)
  • BIG warmup in store for late this week

TONIGHT-TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Sky watchers check out the total lunar eclipse Sunday night! Here’s the information you need to know about the eclipse. Maximum eclipse (whole moon seen as red) will be seen at 12:11 AM Monday. Temperatures overnight Sunday will be mild in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Here's the information you need to know about the total lunar eclipse.
Here's the information you need to know about the total lunar eclipse.(WDBJ Weather)

Right now it looks like we will see partly cloudy skies that will slowly decrease overnight. Hoping for enough breaks in the clouds to catch the event.

Some breaks in the clouds are possible tonight if you are wanting to take a peak at the lunar...
Some breaks in the clouds are possible tonight if you are wanting to take a peak at the lunar eclipse.(WDBJ7)

MONDAY

We’ll see more sunshine to begin our Monday with a fast moving cold front moving through by the afternoon. Thunderstorms are more likely and there could be more instability allowing for better chances of strong to severe storms than what we saw today.

A strong cold front moves in tomorrow bringing a chance for isolated severe storms in the...
A strong cold front moves in tomorrow bringing a chance for isolated severe storms in the afternoon and evening.(WDBJ7)

Right now the best placement where severe storms could form would be for the areas in the darker orange shade (Southside/east of the Blue Ridge). An isolated severe storm is possible for the areas in the lighter orange shade.

The Storm Prediction Center has Southside highlighted under a heightened risk for scattered...
The Storm Prediction Center has Southside highlighted under a heightened risk for scattered severe storm possibility. Remainder of the viewing area still has a chance for a severe storm to form, but only an isolated threat.(WDBJ7)

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Right now looks like highs will once again hit the upper 70s and low-mid 80s for Monday. Dew points will decrease after the cold front passes as drier conditions build in.

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday we’ll see sunshine and be less humid with highs again in the upper 70s and low 80s. By Wednesday night some more rain showers push back in and we will hold onto scattered storms for Thursday.

WARMEST AIR SO FAR THIS YEAR ARRIVES

Get ready for a BIG warmup by the end of our work week. Friday could be our first 90 degree day for some places. Upper 80s and low 90s are on tap even into Saturday. Any outdoor plans or graduations this weekend? You’ll want to have the H2O and the sunblock nearby!

Warmest air so far this year is set to arrive on Friday.
Warmest air so far this year is set to arrive on Friday.(WDBJ7)