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Galax , VA
Located at Skyline National Bank, Galax VA

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 1:24PM

Change in Sight, But not Today

Our weather remains under the influence of the Bermuda High extending into the Southeast. Humid air, daytime heating, and a weak steering flow aloft produces another round of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms tapering off in the early evening. Isolated heavy downpours remain possible. A is pressing slowly from the Ohio Valley toward the Southeast; it arrives Thursday. As it approaches, expect greater shower/thunderstorm coverage Wednesday. Thursday starts with showers and thunderstorms; these taper off late Thursday with decreasing clouds Thursday night. Friday into the weekend is cooler and less humid.

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Tuesday

Hi: 86 Lo: 67

Mostly to partly cloudy; Scattered afternoon showers & t-storms, tapering off in the evening; Light wind, becoming SW 5-10 mph this afternoon, then NW tonight
Wednesday

Hi: 83 Lo: 65

Mostly cloudy; Showers & t-showers possible in the AM, likely in the afternoon; Isolated showers or t-showers Wed. night; NW wind 5-10 mph
Thursday

Hi: 80 Lo: 60

Cloudy AM; Decreasing clouds late afternoon or evening; Scattered showers & t-storms, tapering off late-day; NW wind 5-15 mph, breezy Fri. night
Friday

Hi: 78 Lo: 55

Partly cloudy afternoon; Pleasant, but cannot completely rule out a stray shower or thundershower
Saturday

Hi: 80 Lo: 56

Mostly clear; Pleasant

Further Out

Sunday - Mostly sunny and pleasant; High near 80 degrees; Low in the upper 50s
Monday - Mostly to partly sunny; Isolated afternoon and overnight showers & t-storms; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

The Bermuda High has been the dominant feature in our weather for many weeks. A front currently stretching from New England to Oklahoma is slowly pressing to the southeast. A secondary front in the Northern Plains tomorrow will give the kick that propels both front through our area Thursday. Thereafter, high pressure centered in the Ohio Valley will dominate our weather Friday into early next week.

Tuesday looks much like the last two days overall. Expect mostly to partly cloudy skies with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. A weak steering flow aloft results in generally stationary storms that can produce heavy rain and frequent lighting wherever they develop.

Coverage of showers and thunderstorms increases Wednesday under more clouds.

Details of timing for the frontal passage Thursday remain in question. Thursday, showers and thunderstorms are likely in the morning and then taper off late in the day. Clouds decrease late-day and Thursday night.

Friday through Sunday are cooler and much less humid. Expect generally pleasant weather; however, I cannot completely rule out a stray shower around mid-day Friday.

Isolated showers or thunderstorms become possible Monday afternoon and Monday night in an active NW flow.

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