Daily isolated showers and storms as front lingers nearby
The best chance of showers will be during the afternoon and evening
UPDATE: Scattered showers and storms will linger into the evening before tapering off. A few may turn strong to severe with hail and gusty wind, not to mention downpours that could lead to localized flash flooding. We expect gradual weakening in coverage and intensity of storms into the evening.
The slow-moving front responsible for this week’s weather is currently parked across the Carolinas, Kentucky and Tennessee. Each day it will get pushed a bit farther south. Until that happens, we keep the opportunity for showers and storms around, at least in an isolated to scattered fashion. Not everyone will get rain daily, but there’s at least a chance of showers from mainly the afternoon through early evening.
Any showers tonight will taper off for most areas, although our hi-res model is showing the potential for a flareup of showers over Central VA well after dark tonight. Lows will fall to the upper 60s.
Shower and storm chances will be highest Wednesday, but even then, not everyone gets wet. Look for mainly scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms along the slow-moving front. A few may turn strong, not to mention any slow-movers have the potential to produce localized flooding.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
The stalled front finally pushes well south of the region by the end of the week. Not only does this lower our rain chances, but it also promotes less cloud cover and warmer afternoon temperatures that climb to around 90°. It’s summertime, so rain chances are rarely 0%, but it may be pretty close to that by Friday.
THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
At this time, the 4th of July weekend does NOT appear to be a washout. but may offer a few scattered storms during the afternoon and evening. The highest coverage will likely be along the mountains. Afternoon highs climb to around 90° along with a return of the muggy air.
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