Storms exit the region, yield to foggy pockets tonight


As the first wave of rain and storms exited the area this morning as another stormy complex is also on the way out of our viewing area.  The first wave was generally in the Mountains and out northern counties, producing a good deal of rain and keeping the region filled with clouds. It was those clouds the helped keep the widespread storms from developing in the afternoon. The second wave of storms moved through the NRV, Mountain Empire and Southside from around 1 pm until 5 pm. Strong storms knocked down trees in spots across the southern tier counties, but most of the damage was isolated. Isolated storms may still arrive before the sun sets or even linger into the evening, but nothing widespread is in the cards for tonight. Fog will be a problem tonight and early Wednesday morning in most locations that got rain on Tuesday.

There is the potential for storms to develop once again on Wednesday as the front will have a tough time leaving the region.  The possibility of pop up storms in the heat of the day are possible, along with the chance for some storms to migrate north from North Carolina. Look for the bulk of the rain and storms in our southern tier counties Wednesday.   

Thursday will still be on the rainy to stormy side as a coastal storm rides up the eastern seaboard.  Not much widespread coverage of storms, but the potential is there for some heavy rain and localized flooding in our region, mainly east and south. 

Friday looks to be the beginning of the dry period, still a few storms in the afternoon, but more the typical summer pop ups.  The weekend at this juncture looks quiet but another front is expected to cross the region late in the weekend so there may be some rain chances on Sunday.   

Stay safe. 

John Carroll 
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