We have one more hot and humid day before a nice cool down comes in for a few days. We won’t be breaking any records this afternoon as high temperatures climb into the low-mid 90s. However, the heat index will run up to around 100 degrees. Dew points are in the mid 70s. So it is pretty saucy outside. High pressure is offshore, and we have a steady southwest breeze behind it. We have a lot of sunshine this morning (unlike yesterday). So temps are heating up fast. A cool front was drifting through western Virginia and it is heading in our direction.
The front will move in late in the day. We’ll have some isolated-scattered showers and storms firing up ahead of the front. They could put down some (isolated) downpours during the afternoon. The showers and storms will increase in coverage during the evening between 5 and 11pm.
We could see some strong to severe storms in the area during that time. Our area is in a marginal risk for severe weather. It seems like every time that we have a front come in lately that we get at least a few strong storms that cause some localized wind damage or street flooding. So stay tuned to the weather.
Showers will taper off after midnight, but some isolated showers could continue into tomorrow morning. Then we’ll dry out by midday. Highs will be in the mid 80s. We’ll have great weather Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the low-mid 80s with partly cloudy skies. It will be dry. By Saturday the humidity will bounce back. We’ll have a few hit-or-miss showers Saturday afternoon, but it doesn’t look like a washout. Highs will be in the 80s. By Sunday a deep layer of moisture will be in the region. Plus, and upper level low looks like it will move in from the west. So rain showers are likely. The timing on that feature has slowed down a bit. So stay tuned for possible changes to the weekend forecast.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler