Severe thunderstorm risk

Scattered strong to severe storms Sunday and Monday
Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms
Published: Jul. 2, 2023 at 4:52 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2023 at 6:53 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - On the alert for more scattered strong to severe thunderstorms Sunday and Monday afternoon!

The peak timing for a shower, downpour and thunderstorm will be from 1 to 6 PM Sunday from west to east.

Any thunderstorm today and tomorrow will have the capability of producing damaging wind gusts, spotty hail, flooding downpours and vivid lightning! The overall tornado threat is very low.

Keep checking back here and to the NBC29 Storm Team Weather app for interactive Doppler radar updates and severe weather alerts.

Otherwise, a July heat wave sets in across central Virginia. Hazy, hot and humid conditions with highs in the lower 90s through Friday.

There’s a smaller storm risk Fourth of July, Tuesday.

A higher shower, downpour and thunderstorm chance returns by Friday and next weekend.

Sunday: Hazy, hot and tropically muggy. A shower, downpour and thunderstorm forming. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s before any rainfall.

Sunday overnight: A lingering shower/thunderstorm. Partly cloudy, areas of fog. Lows in the steamy 70s.

Monday: Partly sunny, hazy and hot. Muggy with a scattering of showers and thunderstorms developing. High temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Lows near 70 degrees.

Independence Day, Tuesday: Partly sunny, hot and humid with an isolated thunderstorm risk. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Lows near 70 degrees.

Wednesday and Thursday: Mostly to partly sunny. Only a stray shower/storm chance. Most communities will miss out on rainfall. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Lows 65 to 70 degrees.

Friday and Saturday: Partly sunny, scattered showers and storms. Highs near 90 degrees Friday and mid 80s Saturday. Lows near 70 degrees.

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