WE ARE TRACKING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS WEEKEND
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR SMYTH, GRAYSON, ASHE, AND WATAUGA COUNTIES
STORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, GUSTY WINDS, SMALL HAIL, AND HEAVY RAINFALL
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES EARLY NEXT WEEK
Tonight: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Lows 56-61. Southeast wind 10 mph or less.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. Warm and humid. Highs 74-80. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Sunday Night: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Fog possible. Lows 56-61. Southeast wind 10 mph or less.
Monday: Partly sunny with isolated thunderstorms possible. Very warm and humid. Highs 81-87. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Muggy conditions will continue Sunday across the Southern Appalachian region. A southerly flow from the Gulf of Mexico will bring a warm and humid air mass into the region. Be prepared to move those outdoor activities inside if possible. We don't expect an all day rain, but the showers may be heavy at times. There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Smyth, Grayson, Ashe, and Watauga Counties through Sunday morning.
Be alert to the dangers that come along with thunderstorms including small hail, heavy rain, and lightning. Remember that if you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck. Check in with the StormTrack 5 Weather Team as we track this storm system on-air, online, and on mobile.
As the weekend rain maker moves east, the chance of rain and thunder decreases for Monday. Some sunshine will return for Monday and Tuesday, but a passing rain shower or thunderstorm is not out of the question, especially in the afternoon and evening.
We will be tracking a cold front that will bring another good chance of wet weather. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday and more likely Thursday. Friday cooler and more comfortable temperatures will finally return.
Highs 75-80 Sunday. Back in the low to mid 80s Monday through Thursday! 70s return for highs Friday. Lows will be mainly in the mid 50s to near 60 tonight through Thursday night.
Our normal high is 76, low 52.
Meteorologist David Boyd