Warm and humid with increasing storm chances this holiday weekend

One thing’s for sure... it’s staying toasty!
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 3:48 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 8:34 PM EDT
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  • Staying hot & humid through the weekend
  • Daily storm chances (afternoon & evening)
  • Slow-movers may bring localized flooding

REST OF TODAY

We’ll keep the chance of scattered, slow-moving showers and storms around into the evening. Most will taper off before midnight as temperatures cool down. With the amount of water in the air, and the fact these storms are slow-moving, downpours are likely which may lead to localized flash flooding.

FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

A slow-moving cold front arrives over the holiday weekend and hangs out across the Mid-Atlantic region for much of next week. This will keep the chance of daily showers and storms around.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

The best opportunity for showers and storms will likely be Saturday and Sunday anytime between 2 PM and 9 PM. It doesn’t appear to be a washout of a day, however, those without door plans should remain weather aware.

Make sure to have the WDBJ7 Weather App to monitor conditions. Seek shelter indoors if thunder roars or you see lightning!

SEVERE RISK: The region remains in a marginal risk for severe weather (Level 1 out of 5). The biggest risk with the weekend storms will be slow-moving, heavy downpours which may accelerate flood concerns. In addition, intense microbursts (straight-line winds) are possible. Dangerous lightning can also be expected.

MONDAY

The cold front should nudge southward across the Carolinas on Monday. This may reduce the coverage of storms experienced earlier in the weekend. Highs return to the upper 80s to low 90s.

Showers should clear out for viewing fireworks on the 4th!

Looking at hot and humid conditions all weekend long with a daily chance for scattered storms.
Looking at hot and humid conditions all weekend long with a daily chance for scattered storms.(WDBJ7)

NEXT WEEK

We hold onto the same conditions we see this weekend all throughout next week. Highs climb to the upper 80s and low 90s with muggy air and the typical chance for showers and storms as our frontal boundary stays parked to our south.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

Right now our area will not see any impacts from tropical systems. The Atlantic is becoming more active, and the National Hurricane Center has their eyes on three potential systems.

Tropical Storm Bonnie is now our second named storm for the Atlantic Hurricane Season. This system will continue to make its way through the Caribbean impacting Central America.

Only 5 tropical storms have formed in the Caribbean in the month of July.
Only 5 tropical storms have formed in the Caribbean in the month of July.(WDBJ7)

Another system is that we will need to watch is still in the Atlantic, that is currently in the Gulf of Mexico. Looks like this one may take more of a northerly path. Right now chances for is to be a named storm are slim to none as it makes its way inland through Texas. Flood risk is present for the Houston/Galveston area.

Lastly, another system that has a low chance of formation within the next 5 days, is another one that could trek into the Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center has their eyes on two systems. Both have low chances for cyclone...
The National Hurricane Center has their eyes on two systems. Both have low chances for cyclone development.(WDBJ7)

Get updated information on the tropics in our Hurricane Center.