Temperatures soar late this week

Many areas may see the first 90s of the season Fri-Sat
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 3:45 AM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 6:20 PM EDT
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  • Sunny, dry through midweek
  • Next storm chance early Thursday
  • BIG warmup in store for late this week

TONIGHT

Plan for another gorgeous evening with temperatures cooling into the 60s after sunset and 50s around sunrise Wednesday.

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WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY

Look for plenty of sunshine Wednesday along with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s once again. By Wednesday night, another chance of showers and storms push back in late Wednesday evening which may linger into early Thursday morning before clearing out. Thursday will feature increasing sun late in the day with afternoon highs in the mid 80s.

A front moves into the region late Wednesday night into Thursday morning with scattered showers.
A front moves into the region late Wednesday night into Thursday morning with scattered showers.(WDBJ7)

FIRST 90s OF THE YEAR COMING

Get ready for a MAJOR warm-up by the end of the week. Friday will likely be our first 90 degree day for some places of the season. 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! The UV Index will be in the very high range.

Temperatures soar toward Friday as highs approach the low to mid 90s.
Temperatures soar toward Friday as highs approach the low to mid 90s.(WDBJ Weather)

THE WEEKEND

Saturday remains hot with highs in the low 90s and muggy conditions. It may feel more like the mid/upper 90s with the humidity. Another cold front will move through the Mid Atlantic late Saturday night into Sunday. Any shower and storm chances would be most likely during the day Sunday. Should the front slow down, we may have unsettled weather into next week with a few showers. It will turn much cooler.