WEATHER ALERT DAY: Severe storms possible Sunday

  • Wildfire smoke is slowly decreasing this weekend
  • Strong to severe storms Sunday
  • Hot and humid over the weekend

Air quality continues to improve through the end of the week. We will remain at Code Yellow (moderate) air quality, but will slowly decline today.


Expect a mild and humid start to Sunday. Lows will only slip into the upper 60s and lower 70s in most cities. While a stray rain or storm is possible, most will remain dry under a significant amount of cloud cover.

Tonight’s forecast(WDBJ Weather)


We hold a similar pattern heading into Sunday with continued warm and humid weather. While showers and scattered storms are possible at any time, the highest storm coverage appears to arrive Sunday evening into early Monday morning. A worsening storm complex may pass through our cities.

Storm threat: Damaging winds will be the main threat, along with large hail. Localized flash flooding will be possible.

The rest of Sunday is very dangerous
The rest of Sunday is very dangerous(WDBJ Weather)

Expect a hot day with highs climbing into the 80s and 90s. “Feeling it” readings will likely reach between 100 and 105 along and east of the Blue Ridge.

Sunday forecast
Sunday forecast(WDBJ Weather)


Monday will see a chance of scattered showers and storms as a cold front moves through. While stronger storms are possible, the severe threat appears very low. Otherwise, expect highs in the 80s and 90s under a mix of sun and clouds in a mostly cloudy sky.

Tuesday (July 4)

Drier weather moving behind Monday’s front will bring lower humidity along with limited storm coverage. We stay hot and partly sunny with temperatures rising into the upper 80s to low 90s.

3 day forecast
3 day forecast(WDBJ Weather)

Track the tropics

The tropics remain calm for now. Visit our HURICANE Center for tracking and interactive resources.

Slight Chance Science Podcast

A new episode of Slight Chance of Science has been released! Calling storm chaser lovers! Another Slight Chance of Science podcast episode launched today. This one shows meteorologist Katherine Maxwell talking with Hokie Storm Chasers as they hit the road again this summer for the annual chase. Exciting news as Katherine will be joining their two week trip and providing us with a sneak peak at what they can expect as well as memories and history of past storm chases.

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Listen to our podcast wherever you stream podcasts! This is about the annual storm hunt undertaken by meteorology students at Virginia Tech.(WDBJ7)

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