Big weekend warm-up

Rain Returns to Virginia Next Week
Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 23:31:13-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- High pressure will become centered over the Mid-Atlantic tonight, resulting in calm winds, clear skies, and lows in the upper 40s and low 50s Saturday morning.

The area of high pressure will slide eastward this weekend, allowing southwesterly winds to return to the area. This pattern will boost temperatures into the low 80s Saturday and mid to upper 80s Sunday. A few showers and storms will be possible along the Blue Ridge, but most of the Piedmont and Tidewater will remain dry through the weekend.

An upper-level trough over Arizona today will move eastward this weekend, merging with another upper-level trough coming across the northern U.S. The newly developed upper vortex will become cutoff from the main storm track over the mid-Mississippi Valley, bringing a chance for rain to Virginia for several days. The low will eventually eject northeastward by late week, bringing a period of drier weather back to the region.

Hurricane Sam continues to intensify, and as of Friday afternoon, is still a strong category 4 hurricane. The track of Sam hasn’t changed much and will keep the storm safely east of Bermuda and will not be a threat to land. Victor is also stronger than this time yesterday and it also will remain over the open waters of the Atlantic.

Check out the CBS 6 Interactive Tropical Tracker for more information.

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