Severe Weather Exits

Tracking Heat Busting Cold Front
Widespread Rain Soon
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 3:46 PM EDT|Updated: May. 22, 2022 at 11:27 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Sunday was day three in a row of at least 90 degrees at Charlottesville. Making it an official heat wave. Tracking a heat busting cold front arriving from the west tonight. This front caused a line of downpours and thunderstorms to develop in the heat and humidity. Reports of numerous trees knocked down by thunderstorm winds throughout Nelson County late Sunday afternoon. Along with about ten percent of the county losing electricity.

Showers and thunderstorms exit to the east this evening as the severe weather threat is ending.

A mainly dry start to Monday. Temperatures will be much cooler Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with additional rain chances. The most widespread rain will arrive later Monday afternoon, evening, overnight and linger into the start of Tuesday.

Another cold front arrives Thursday night with showers and thunderstorms. Perhaps isolated severe weather again possible.

Rain showers look to exit Friday morning.

Trending drier and warmer for Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday night: Showers and thunderstorms exit. Mostly cloudy and cooling to the 60s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy and cooler. Highs mid 60s to lower 70s. Showers developing later in the day and evening.

Monday night: Rain likely. Lows in the 50s.

Tuesday: Mainly morning rainfall. Cloudy with highs in the cooler 60s. Lows in the 50s.

Wednesday: A few showers, mostly in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs upper 60s. Lows near 60 degrees.

Thursday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs near 80. Showers and thunderstorms developing later in the day and night. Lows lower 60s.

Friday: Morning showers. Partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs upper 70s. Lows upper 50s.

Saturday: Sunshine with highs in the mid 80s. Lows near 60.

Sunday: Mostly to partly sunny. Warmer with highs in the upper 80s.

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