As we mentioned yesterday, a cluster of showers and thunderstorms fired up late last night and have been diving southeast through the Highlands and into portions of Rockbridge and Amherst counties early this morning. The showers will continue along their southeastern trek during the first half of the morning before either dissipating or clearing the area leaving us with mainly sunny skies. A cold front will cross the region this afternoon with a few isolated showers or thunderstorms. Temperatures will jump up into the 80s and low 90s this afternoon. The SPC has included a few of our counties under a marginal risk for severe weather this afternoon with damaging winds and large hail both possible in the storms that form up. The front will move out, skies will clear, and we’ll have a great weekend ahead. With high pressure moving in for the weekend we’ll have plenty of sunshine along with slightly cooler and noticeably less humid conditions.
It’s still that time of year that I need to remind folks to please, NEVER leave your kids or pets in the car. The interior of your car will heat up extremely quickly and reach dangerous, if not deadly, levels in a very short period of time. If you want to take the dog for a car ride than make it a dedicated ride for them, don’t stop for groceries or to pick something up. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your vehicle to reach those dangerous levels. If you have a small child be sure you double check the back seat when you get out.
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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