From the ABC 7 Weather team

Unsettled through the end of the week and into the weekend

August 18, 2011 - 02:40 PM
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Storms are in the forecast for the next couple of days but it won't be a washout.

This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy, T-Storms Possible

Highs: Upper 80s | Wind: S 5-10 m.p.h.

Overnight: Partly Cloudy, Storms End

Lows: Around 70 | Wind: S 4-8 m.p.h.

Friday: Partly Sunny, T-Storms Possible

Highs: Upper 80s | Wind: S 4-8 m.p.h.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms have developed east of the Blue Ridge and will continue to move east through the afternoon and evening hours. Storms will contain heavy rainfall, isolated gusty winds and dangerous lightning so please monitor your surroundings if you are outdoors this afternoon.

A frontal system will be moving into the area from the west today which will act to increase the chance of storms this afternoon. High temperatures should reach the mid to upper 80s under otherwise partly sunny skies. There have been a few reports of smelling smoke (myself included) which is most likely from the Great Dismal Swamp fire in southern Virginia. We've had southerly winds all night and through this morning which has allowed that smoke to reach our area once again. Interesting!

Tonight, lows be near the 70 degree mark and any storms should diminish. Friday will experience more of the same with a continued chance for thunderstorms under partly sunny skies. The weekend ahead will feature a chance for showers and storms each day with highs around the 90 degree mark. Higher chance for storms are expected on Sunday afternoon as a frontal system enters the area.

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