An area of high pressure remains in place around the Delmarva for our Wednesday. With winds still a bit out of the southeast this morning there will likely be some extra cloudiness around parts of the region to start the day. The wind will shift to a more southerly direction through the day allowing the heat and humidity to start building again. Some areas, especially around Southside and Central Virginia, will see quite a bit of sunshine before the clouds start to bubble up again along the foothills and higher terrain. We will start to see some spotty showers firing up by lunch time for some parts of the area with the areal coverage becoming as bit more widespread through the heat of the day. These should just be your garden variety showers with a few rumbles of thunder also possible this afternoon. Showers and storms will accompany the frontal passage Thursday and the SPC already has much of the region under a marginal risk for severe weather tomorrow with damaging winds being the primary threat. Thursday’s showers and storms could also be very efficient rain makers and create some poor-drainage or flash flooding concerns. Once the front passes, things are looking quiet as we make our way over the weekend with ample sunshine, hot temps, and high humidity.
It’s also 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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