More Showers Today, but an Overall Nice/Hot Weekend

Today's Pattern

Today, we have a wind shift line (also known as a surface trough of low pressure indicated by the dashed line) moving across our region. That feature, plus an upper disturbance that’ll clip our area, will help create a few showers throughout the day.  Not everyone will experience rain, but if you do…expect some brief heavy downpours. 

A few showers are possible through the afternoon (30% coverage)…with showers tapering off for Hampton Roads through the evening (however, showers could linger across NE NC).

Tomorrow, the surface boundary moves south…and an upper-level ridge of high pressure will slide across the Mid-Atlantic and SE regions.

This should lead to only a spotty shower or two popping up during the heat of the afternoon (wetter as you move towards Raleigh). So, Sunday looks like a great outdoor day.

Carry the umbrella today in case a few showers find you. It’ll be a hot and muggy day with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Heat indices will range from Mid-Upper 90s.  As far as the Tropics, there’s an area of disturbed weather in the northern Atlantic southwest of the Azores (Invest 97L).

It has a low chance for development at this time, but it could slowly gain subtropical or tropical characteristics over the next several days.  It’s drifting SW now, but it’ll recurve back to the north eventually. So, regardless of its development…it won’t impact the US.

Watch Meteorologist Ashley Baylor tonight on WAVY 10 and FOX 43 for the latest forecast updates.

-Meteorologist Deitra Tate

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