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Stationary front keeps storms in our southern zones through Tuesday

We here at Your Local Weather Authority hope you got your weekend off to a good start on Saturday! It was certainly an active day with numerous severe weather warnings.

In addition to the storms, we also saw plenty of heat and humidity! Roanoke is on a four-day heat wave (consecutive days with highs of 90°+), along with nine consecutive days with high temperatures above-average.

Heat wave stats

Heat wave stats

Temperatures are forecast to be slightly cooler than Saturday, so we have a chance to snap the heat wave in the Roanoke Valley.

Here’s a shoutout to some small towns on this Sunday!

Small town shoutout - Sunday, July 18

Small town shoutout – Sunday, July 18

Part of the reason for the slightly cooler air? A front that will be slowly sinking south through the day.

The front is expected to be the focus for shower and storm chances the next few days. Look for coverage to be highest in the New River Valley and Southside.

Further north, we expect to be drier through Tuesday.

Zone-by-zone storm chances through Tuesday

Zone-by-zone storm chances through Tuesday

Any storm that forms today and Monday could dump heavy rain. That’s why we’ll be watching our southern zones for a small threat for flash flooding.

Other forms of severe weather like localized wind damage, hail and tornadoes appear unlikely.

Sunday and Monday storm threats

Sunday and Monday storm threats

As we head into the middle of the week, the weather will trend drier and hotter.


Source: WSLS News 10

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