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Tropical rain looks possible early next week

Shower chances increase through the weekend.
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 5:10 PM EDT
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  • Chilly weather this morning
  • More pleasant weather Thursday
  • Watching the tropics Father’s Day weekend

THURSDAY

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.

Humidity remains in check through Friday.
Humidity remains in check through Friday.(WDBJ Weather)

FRIDAY

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.

Rain is expected to move inland this weekend bringing rain to the region.
Rain is expected to move inland this weekend bringing rain to the region.(WDBJ)

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

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.

We could see some tropical rain in our area by early next week. It all depends n the track of...
We could see some tropical rain in our area by early next week. It all depends n the track of the system.(WDBJ)

For the latest information on the tropics visit www.nhc.noaa.gov/