Summer heat ramps up with scattered storms late Wednesday

A few storms late Wednesday may be strong to severe.
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 5:59 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 6:01 PM EDT
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  • 90s return with increasing humidity
  • Storm chances are ramping up late Wednesday
  • Mostly dry end to the week

Temperatures quickly warmed to the upper 80s and low 90s today. A north wind has helped keep the humidity in check today, but we’ll slowly see an increase in the mugginess the next few days.


Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny Wednesday with afternoon highs returning to the upper 80s and lower 90s. It will likely be the hottest day of the week. It will also be slightly more humid as well.

Models continue to point to a series of showers and storms dropping north to south into the region between 4 p.m. and Midnight late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. While the severe risk appears fairly low, there could be some thunderstorms with downpours. Stay alert if you have some

Scattered storms are possible late Wednesday.
Scattered storms are possible late Wednesday.(WDBJ Weather)

A few counties are under a Marginal Risk (Level 1 out of 5) for severe storms Wednesday with a higher risk into Northern Virginia. This is a change from yesterday and this could change again on Wednesday.

SPC outlook for Wednesday
SPC outlook for Wednesday(WDBJ Weather)


Thursday through Saturday we remain quiet, dry and warm as we wait patiently for another chance of storms. By late in the weekend into Monday, shower/storm chances will increase over our area as our next front moves in.