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Rain chances to slowly rise in the coming days

High pressure will remain over our area into this evening before breaking down and heading in the coming days. Rain chances will therefore stay minimal into tonight, but we will gradually grow unsettled in the coming days as a frontal system approaches the area from the west.

Tonight looks partly cloudy and mainly dry, though we could see a stray shower or hear a rumble of thunder here or there. Most will just experience passing clouds with mild overnight lows in the 60s.

The humidity will increase overnight and into Tuesday, and tomorrow looks warm and partly cloudy, with scattered showers and a few rumbles of thunder as the front draws closer, especially during the afternoon and early evening. Highs tomorrow will be in the low to mid 80s for most, though some lower elevations could still get closer to the 90 degree mark.

Wednesday looks very similar to Tuesday, as the front stalls across our area into midweek. We look to keep around a mixture of sun and clouds, with highs in the low to mid 80s and afternoon/early evening sct'd showers and a few thunderstorms. Otherwise we look partly cloudy with areas fog and low temps in the 60s again.

At this time, severe weather and/or widespread flooding issues are not expected, but briefly heavy rain, lots of lightning, and briefly gusty winds might still occur in some very isolated t-storms, especially as we move further into late week.

We look to remain on the unstable side as we head into Thursday and Friday. The front will remain stalled across our area before another system looks to bring us more rain into the weekend. With isolated heavy downpours expected from time to time, flooding could become a higher concern by later this week.

Make sure to tune in tonight to WVVA NEWS AT 5, 6, 10 (CW) AND 11 PM for the latest full forecast!

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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