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Storms taper off with a hot start to the weekend

Big heat builds heading into the weekend
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 3:48 AM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 10:34 PM EDT
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  • Storms ending overnight
  • Warmest days of 2022 coming FRI-SAT-SUN
  • Heat Index Nearing 100°

REST OF TONIGHT

Showers are expected to diminish overnight as a warm front passes north of the area. Temperatures will drop to the mid 60s overnight with a muggy start to Friday.

FIRST 90s OF THE YEAR COMING

Friday will likely be our first 90 degree day for many hometowns this season. Upper 80s and low tom mid 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.

Highs climb well into the 90s for the first time this year.
Highs climb well into the 90s for the first time this year.(WDBJ)

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. We can rule out 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.

Another front pushes through the area on Sunday triggering more showers and storms.
Another front pushes through the area on Sunday triggering more showers and storms.(WDBJ Weather)

COOLER NEXT WEEK

By Monday, a cold front should pass east of the area before slowing down and possibly stalling. This will keep a better chance of clouds, showers and storms for Monday and early Tuesday. A few of the models have it even lingering into Wednesday before moving out. Temperatures will be much cooler as we start the week with highs in the upper 70s.