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Heavy afternoon downpours continue Wednesday

Very humid air will help fuel afternoon storms through Friday
Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 4:45 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 8:38 AM EDT
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WEATHER HEADLINES

  • Humid, tropical air leads to more downpours
  • Scattered rain and storms in the afternoon and evening
  • More widespread rain possible Thursday-Friday

TONIGHT

After a day of soaking downpours for some areas, others ended up not getting a drop. That has been the theme this week. The tropical air will keep the humidity levels very high and also keep overnight temperatures from cooling down much the next few mornings. Lows slip to the upper 60s to low 70s.

What an incredible storm Tuesday afternoon. This is what the severe storm looked like as it was moving through Salem...

Posted by WDBJ7 Weather on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

WEDNESDAY

With our stagnant weather pattern, expect another afternoon of scattered, soaking storms to develop by the afternoon and drift toward the northeast. While the coverage will be limited, storms will be slow-moving and quench the thirst of the dry ground. The overall severe thunderstorm threat remains low, however, flash flooding is the most likely risk with the heavy rain. Highs return to the mid 80s.

Showers and storms will be slow-moving into the afternoon and evening.
Showers and storms will be slow-moving into the afternoon and evening.(WDBJ)
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THURSDAY - FRIDAY

The best coverage of showers and storms may come Thursday and Friday as a backdoor cold front enters the area and will help generate more concentrated rain and storms. Downpours still appear to be the greatest risk which may lead to flash flooding in the stronger storms. The front will slowly drift through the area over the weekend.

Showers and storms become more numerous with a backdoor cold front Thursday and Friday.
Showers and storms become more numerous with a backdoor cold front Thursday and Friday.(WDBJ)

THE WEEKEND

Everyone should get at least some rain by the end of the week. The backdoor front may linger nearby early Saturday keeping a few showers around early in the weekend. The weather should improve for outdoor plans as we go through the weekend. Afternoon highs reach the low/mid 80s.

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