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70°
Wind: SE 3 MPH SE
Driving

Activity Meter: Driving

Today's Forecast

Saturday

Daytime

Generally sunny; Warm
76°

Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 5

Generally sunny; Warm

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
59°

Wind: Light

Activity Meter: 5

Partly cloudy

Warm and Dry

A great start to our weekend is in store with lots of sunshine expected and warm July like temperatures. Sunday is "almost" as nice, however a disturbance dropping down from the northwest will lead to a few isolated late day storms. Most of the daytime hours are workable, however coverage in storms should increase during the evening and early overnight. Watch out for the potential for some of the storms to be on the strong to severe side Sunday evening.

Photo Contest
We received 1045 photos in the 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar Photo Contest. After making the tough choices in picking the 20 finalists in each season, our overwhelming takeaway was "We live in a beautiful place!" Thanks to all the photographers who shared their talents with us.
Voting is open until Friday July 17. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter. I forecast it will be difficult for you to pick just three photos in each season. See our voting page to make those tough choices.

7-Day Forecast

Sunday

Daytime

Partly cloudy; Isolated PM storms
77°

Wind: SW 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy; Isolated PM storms

 

Overnight

Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered showers storms during the evening until around midnight; Some storms willl be strong to severe
59°

Wind: SW Light

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered showers storms during the evening until around midnight; Some storms willl be strong to severe

Monday

Daytime

Some clouds early; Then partly cloudy; An isolated shower or thundershower possible
75°

Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 4

Some clouds early; Then partly cloudy; An isolated shower or thundershower possible

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
58°

Wind: Light

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy

Tuesday

Daytime

Partly cloudy; Warm and dry
77°

Activity Meter: 5

Partly cloudy; Warm and dry

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
56°

Activity Meter: 5

Partly cloudy

Wednesday

Daytime

Mostly sunny; Warmer; Can't rule out a late day shower or storm
81°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly sunny; Warmer; Can't rule out a late day shower or storm

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
61°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy

Thursday

Daytime

Partly cloudy; Hot; Isolated PM showers and thundershowers possible
82°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy; Hot; Isolated PM showers and thundershowers possible

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
63°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy

Friday

Daytime

Partly cloudy; Stays hot; Widely scattered PM showers and thundershowers
83°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy; Stays hot; Widely scattered PM showers and thundershowers

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy; Evening thundershower possible
63°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy; Evening thundershower possible

Discussion

Warm and Dry

Weak high pressure takes over today behind an upper trough that moved through from the west on Friday. Lots of sunshine and warm July like temperatures will make for a fantastic start to our weekend.

Sunday's weather features a little more afternoon clouds versus today as an another upper level trough begins to drop down from the northwest. I think the majority of the daytime hours are dry for most with only an isolated storm possible, however by the evening and early overnight hours, we should see a little more in the way of thunderstorm coverage as a wave of energy swings down within the upper trough. Instability will be fairly good, so the potential is there for some of the storms to be strong to severe Sunday evening.

The trough starts to pull away on Monday but still close enough to keep an isolated shower or thundershower in the forecast. High pressure starts to build on Tuesday and continues to build through the remainder of the week. The result will be increasing warmth as highs reach the upper 80s to near 90 with minimal rain chances.

Saturday

Daytime

Generally sunny; Warm
76°

Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 5

Generally sunny; Warm

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
59°

Wind: Light

Activity Meter: 5

Partly cloudy

Warm and Dry

A great start to our weekend is in store with lots of sunshine expected and warm July like temperatures. Sunday is "almost" as nice, however a disturbance dropping down from the northwest will lead to a few isolated late day storms. Most of the daytime hours are workable, however coverage in storms should increase during the evening and early overnight. Watch out for the potential for some of the storms to be on the strong to severe side Sunday evening.

Photo Contest
We received 1045 photos in the 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar Photo Contest. After making the tough choices in picking the 20 finalists in each season, our overwhelming takeaway was "We live in a beautiful place!" Thanks to all the photographers who shared their talents with us.
Voting is open until Friday July 17. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter. I forecast it will be difficult for you to pick just three photos in each season. See our voting page to make those tough choices.

Sunday

Daytime

Partly cloudy; Isolated PM storms
77°

Wind: SW 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy; Isolated PM storms

 

Overnight

Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered showers storms during the evening until around midnight; Some storms willl be strong to severe
59°

Wind: SW Light

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered showers storms during the evening until around midnight; Some storms willl be strong to severe

Monday

Daytime

Some clouds early; Then partly cloudy; An isolated shower or thundershower possible
75°

Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 4

Some clouds early; Then partly cloudy; An isolated shower or thundershower possible

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
58°

Wind: Light

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy

Tuesday

Daytime

Partly cloudy; Warm and dry
77°

Activity Meter: 5

Partly cloudy; Warm and dry

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
56°

Activity Meter: 5

Partly cloudy

Wednesday

Daytime

Mostly sunny; Warmer; Can't rule out a late day shower or storm
81°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly sunny; Warmer; Can't rule out a late day shower or storm

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
61°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy

Thursday

Daytime

Partly cloudy; Hot; Isolated PM showers and thundershowers possible
82°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy; Hot; Isolated PM showers and thundershowers possible

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy
63°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy

Friday

Daytime

Partly cloudy; Stays hot; Widely scattered PM showers and thundershowers
83°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy; Stays hot; Widely scattered PM showers and thundershowers

 

Overnight

Partly cloudy; Evening thundershower possible
63°

Activity Meter: 4

Partly cloudy; Evening thundershower possible

Warm and Dry

Weak high pressure takes over today behind an upper trough that moved through from the west on Friday. Lots of sunshine and warm July like temperatures will make for a fantastic start to our weekend.

Sunday's weather features a little more afternoon clouds versus today as an another upper level trough begins to drop down from the northwest. I think the majority of the daytime hours are dry for most with only an isolated storm possible, however by the evening and early overnight hours, we should see a little more in the way of thunderstorm coverage as a wave of energy swings down within the upper trough. Instability will be fairly good, so the potential is there for some of the storms to be strong to severe Sunday evening.

The trough starts to pull away on Monday but still close enough to keep an isolated shower or thundershower in the forecast. High pressure starts to build on Tuesday and continues to build through the remainder of the week. The result will be increasing warmth as highs reach the upper 80s to near 90 with minimal rain chances.