Strong to severe storms possible Sunday

Cooler & quieter start to the workweek
Published: Apr. 15, 2023 at 6:23 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 15, 2023 at 5:23 PM EDT
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  • A strong cold front brings rain and storms Sunday afternoon and evening
  • Cooler and windy start to the workweek
  • Next weather maker arrives next Friday into Saturday


Expect a mostly clear partly cloudy sky tonight. Lows will dip into the low to mid 50s in most hometowns.

Tonight's Forecast
Tonight's Forecast(WDBJ Weather)


We start the day with mild temperatures and a mostly sunny sky. Clouds will increase through the morning hours. Shower chances arrive by midday. Scattered to numerous showers and storms will work from west to east from mid/late afternoon through the evening hours. A few strong to severe storms are possible. Damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and isolated large hail are the man concerns. Stay weather aware.

Strong storms are possible on Sunday.
Strong storms are possible on Sunday.(WDBJ Weather)

Sunday will feature increasing clouds and rain chances. Highs will warm into the 70s and lower 80s.

Sunday's Forecast
Sunday's Forecast(WDBJ Weather)


NASCAR announced Saturday that they moved up the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race due to the threat of inclement weather. Green flag is now scheduled for 3:01 p.m. Showers are possible for much of the afternoon. Storms look likely by early evening.

Sunday's Martinsville Speedway Forecast
Sunday's Martinsville Speedway Forecast(WDBJ Weather)


Drier, cooler, and windy weather arrives to kickoff the workweek. Warmer conditions arrive later in the week, along with rain chances.

High temperatures and rain chances | Next 7 Days
High temperatures and rain chances | Next 7 Days(WDBJ Weather)


Spring is for the birds with Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.
Spring is for the birds with Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.(WDBJ Weather)

Another episode for Slight Chance of Science is out! In this episode Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner interviewed Dr. Wilson, who is an ornithologist at Hollins University. We talked about everything birds, bird migration, when to set out your hummingbird feeder and we even discussed Avian flu. Check it out!