THIS EVENING: This evening we could see a few showers and thunderstorms develop. With the heating of the day along with some weak dynamics and a stationary boundary nearby, storms are likely to bubble up. They will produce brief heavy downpours and gusty winds. Best chance will be this afternoon and evening but storms will fizzle as we near sunset and lose the heating of the day. Temperatures will fall from the 80s to the low 70s.
OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy night with patchy fog after midnight. Lows drop to the low to mid 60s. It should feel pretty decent with comfortable humidity levels.
TOMORROW: High pressure builds in from the north tomorrow and provides a mainly dry day. However, further to the south the stationary front is still draped across the Mid-Atlantic. It can’t move east because of high pressure in the Atlantic. This we still have a small chance of seeing a shower or thunderstorm develop in the afternoon. Chance is very isolated. There will be plenty of dry hours under mostly sunny to partly sunny skies. Highs will still be warm in the mid 80s and rather comfortable conditions.
OUTLOOK: The high pressure system slips off the coast setting up a return flow which will bring in more moisture and warmer air. The next system approaches Saturday. It will be warmer and more humid with highs in the upper 80s. Frontal boundary to our south starts to march north Saturday night into Sunday morning. It may trigger a few showers and thunderstorms later in the day as it continues to press through. Highs Sunday expected to be in the middle 80s. Storm chances really ramp up as a series of cold fronts cross the area Monday into Tuesday with Tuesday’s front being much stronger and may lead to severe weather across the area. The Storm Prediction Center is already out looking our area with a heads up. Upper level trough will dig in by Wednesday really cooling off our temperatures and bringing fairly cool weather for what is suppose to be the hottest time of the year.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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