Stray rain possible for some; most remain dry & hazy
Better chance for rain arrives starting Sunday afternoon
- Smoke continues to lead to hazy skies; limit time outdoors for unusually sensitive people
- Improving air quality by early next week
- Tracking another weather maker by Sunday
A stray shower is possible Friday for areas to the north and east, but most will be dry.
Lows will stay parked in the 40s and low 50s.
So far we have seen rain each weekend since April 15th. That trend may continue for this upcoming weekend as we have an approaching low pressure system.
Right now, the first half of the weekend should stay dry with a light haze still playing a role over the area. With the hazy skies you may forget about the SPF, but the suns rays can still penetrate through! The UV Index will be considered very high through the weekend.
Saturday will feature highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s under mostly sunny conditions. Rain chances return later Sunday afternoon thanks to an approaching front with highs in the 80s. Some storms are also possible to form that could become strong. Have the WDBJ7 weather app nearby!
We will keep an eye on the timing of our next system to see if there will be any changes (if the system speeds up we could see rain earlier on Sunday).
WET START TO THE NEW WORKWEEK
Monday will feature widespread showers and isolated storms thanks to a system passing through. Rainfall rates could exceed an inch for some spots posing a risk for high water issues to develop. The rain is much-needed, but thanks to the dry ground it may be hard to absorb all the moisture at once.
The wildfire smoke will soon dissipate away from our hometowns as we have Monday’s system roll through. Improving air quality is expected.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th. Typically during the month of June, tropical development happens in the Gulf of Mexico and off of the southeastern U.S. coast.
So far we have had one named storm for the season.
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