Storms taper off as the heat ramps up this week

A few strong to severe storms are possible today
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 5:14 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 7:15 PM EDT
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  • Storm coverage winds down overnight
  • Spotty shower/storm Tuesday afternoon (south)
  • Temperatures climb Wednesday and Thursday


Storms absolutely loved that hot, humid air Monday with several of them turning severe during the afternoon. Storms are expected to taper off by this evening as the front slides into North Carolina and temperatures begin to cool down. Look for areas of fog overnight with lows in the upper 60s.

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As has been the case with many of the recent fronts, this one will also stall just south of our region leading to a few more possible storms Tuesday. The best coverage of scattered storms will be along the VA/NC border counties during the middle of the afternoon. Fewer storms north of the 460 corridor. Highs warm to the upper 80s and low 90s.


Once the front clears the area by Wednesday, temperatures soar under mostly sunny skies. Afternoon highs may end up in the mid 90s across much of the region. Heat index values may reach triple digits in some spots. Rain chances will also remain limited through this week.

Late Friday, another front will enter the region leading to additional storm chances. Depending on how far south it moves, we could be dealing with a few leftover showers/storms along the front Saturday as well. At this point, nothing more than typical, scattered afternoon storm chances.

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