Stormy pattern lingers ahead of a late-week front

A major pattern shift brings cooler, drier weather late this week
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 3:47 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 10:21 PM EDT
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  • Hit-or-miss showers and storms linger
  • Staying very muggy
  • Much cooler & drier weekend


Any showers and storms have tapered off with areas of fog developing in spots receiving rain Monday. Low temperatures will reach the upper 60s to low 70s.


The stormy, hot, and humid pattern looks to linger until the middle of the week as a cold front slowly approaches. The cold front will finally cross the area sometime late Wednesday making it the wettest day of the week with numerous showers and storms. Afternoon highs reach the upper 80s.

Staying wet for most of our week, but by Friday high pressure brings drier conditions.
Staying wet for most of our week, but by Friday high pressure brings drier conditions.(WDBJ7)


The passing front is followed by high pressure that is forecast to bring us a drier pattern into the weekend.

Behind the front we are expecting a dip in both high and low temperatures, plus we will see a drop in our dew points meaning less humid air. Get ready for some refreshing air as we say goodbye to the humidity starting late Thursday into Friday!


A major cold front will enter the region by late Thursday bringing a return of much cooler, drier and sunny weather for the weekend. Afternoon highs will reach the low 80s for most areas with overnight lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

A major weekend cool down can be expected.
A major weekend cool down can be expected.(WDBJ7)


The NHC has a moderate chance of storm development over the next 5 days. A Tropical Depression may form by the middle of the week. Next name on the list is Danielle. Track the latest in our Hurricane Center or on our new WDBJ7 Weather Stream.

NHC 5 day outlook
NHC 5 day outlook(WDBJ Weather)

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