Approaching cold front brings scattered showers through midweek
Rain chance increase Tuesday into Wednesday
- Dry conditions expected overnight
- Scattered showers and storm possible Tue.-Wed.
- Another front arrives by the weekend
After a gorgeous start to the week, an area of high pressure will exit offshore tonight, giving way to an approaching cold front Tuesday. The front is expected to stall overhead through Wednesday bringing a better chance of showers and storms. Here’s the daily breakdown.
Our next chance for rain is possible as a front approaches the area. Look for increasing clouds early in the day with scattered showers entering the west by late morning, then shifting east through early afternoon. Not all areas will see showers, but there’s a high enough chance that you may want to reconsider any things like staining your deck or refinishing your driveway. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s.
The cold front stalls over the area by midweek which should bring more showers and storms to the area. The exact location of where the front stalls is still uncertain, however, models have been showing a higher concentration of storms along the VA/NC border counties.
Storm motion is expected to be around 25mph, so these would be slow-moving soakers over the same areas, which may deliver localized flooding concerns.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Temperatures will range from the upper 70s and low 80s through the end of the week. High pressure starts to build in again on Thursday allowing for drier conditions Thursday and most of Friday.
Another cold front will approach the region late Friday night which should bring additional rain chances. The timing will be critical in whether we salvage Saturday or whether showers would linger throughout the day. At this time, it looks like the best chance of rain Saturday would be through early afternoon. Drier weather follows the front for late Saturday into Sunday. Both days offer highs in the upper 70s.
Tropical Storm Alex has moved out to sea and is no longer a threat to the mainland. Not other tropical development is likely in the next 3-5 days.
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