Dry with less heat for the weekend
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The cold front that brought storms to southwestern and central Virginia on Thursday shifted to the east this Friday. Drier air will settle behind the front by the end of the week.
Friday will start with scattered fog and persistent cloud cover. Morning temperatures will be in the 60s. Due to drier air filtering through, lower humidity levels are expected. Clouds will thin overhead with afternoon highs reaching the 70s and lower 80s. Although temperatures will be slightly cooler than they were for much of the week, these highs are seasonally warm for early June.
For the weekend, each morning will start with cool temperatures in the 50s. A few clouds might pass overhead on Saturday and Sunday, but there will still be plenty of sunshine in the area. If you plan to go out this weekend, don’t forget to put on sunscreen! Also keep water handy. Highs will be in the 70s and lower 80s each day.
Next week promises to be a little warmer. For Monday, the sky will be variably cloudy with a slight possibility of showers and thunderstorms at the end of the day. Highs will be in the upper 70s and mid 80s.
As heat and humidity increase in southwest and central Virginia, the chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms will also increase. Although not a gully, showers and thunderstorms will have a chance to develop Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s and 80s.
Potential Tropical Cyclone One is brewing just off the Yucatan Peninsula Friday morning. As this area of low pressure moves over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it is expected to develop into a tropical storm. Currently, the National Hurricane Center predicts the system will become a tropical storm on Friday evening. If this happens, he will be given the name “Alex”.
This storm is expected to produce heavy rain over eastern parts of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Cayman Islands and western Cuba on Friday. South Florida and the Keys can expect heavy rain starting Friday and continuing through Saturday. Flash floods and urban flooding are possible.