Tropical rain looks possible early next week
Shower chances increase through the weekend.
- Chilly weather this morning
- More pleasant weather Thursday
- Watching the tropics Father’s Day weekend
The weather will remain pleasant through Thursday with more sunshine. Humidity remains low until the weekend when winds shift back to the south. Afternoon highs will also return to the upper 70s and 80s.
By the end of the week, winds shift from the south, bringing back the increased humidity and warming temperatures. Afternoon highs return to the upper 80s to low 90s.
A tropical disturbance in the Bay of Campeche is expected to develop into our third named storm, Claudette, and will approach the Gulf Coast states bringing rain and gusty breezes by the weekend before moving inland over the weekend.
Models have been trending drier for the start of the weekend with generally sunny skies Saturday, albeit hazy and humid. Any showers Saturday would be isolated, with high temperatures nearing 90° in spots. No need to cancel any plans, just check that WDBJ7 Weather App radar occasionally.
There are still some questions regarding Sunday. A cold front nears the area which may help focus a few more showers and storms for Father’s Day. The big question is, how much tropical moisture will be feeding northward into the area from Claudette remnants?
SLOWER TROPICAL TIMING: Sunday will be sunny, mainly dry and hot.
FASTER TROPICAL TIMING: Sunday would turn wetter and much cooler.
MONDAY - TUESDAY
Tropical rain is expected to become more likely and widespread early in the week as a cold front enters from the west, focusing Claudette remnants over our area. Measurable rainfall totals are expected for everyone Monday and Tuesday, but it doesn’t appear the system will generate flood or severe weather concerns at this time.
There are still model discrepancies in timing and specific amounts, so we’ll have more info to share as new data flows in this weekend.
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