The summer heat repeat button is stuck!
Our summer weather pattern will continue for the foreseeable future with hot temps, high humidity, and the daily chance for some isolated to scattered showers or t’storms. High pressure is in control of our weather and will continue to pump hot and humid air into the region over the next few days. In fact there will be very little chance in daytime highs and overnight lows in the coming seven days. High temps will be in the low to mid 90s east of the Blue Ridge and the mid and upper 80s in the NRV and Highlands all the way through 4th of July (which is the end of the 7 day forecast). Overnight lows will only fall into the 60s to low 70s through that time period as well which is a little above normal for this time of year.
A weak backdoor cold front will sag toward northern Virginia today with a slight uptick in the amount of thunderstorm activity we see around the region but the showers and storms will still be isolated to scattered in nature. With very light winds at the surface and aloft the storms will be rather slow-moving which means we could see pockets of very heavy rain and some isolated instances of gusty winds. Any lingering storms will wind down after sunset and we could see some pockets of fog forming up by daybreak tomorrow. Each day over the weekend will have a few isolated to scattered showers and storms popping up in the afternoon and evening hours.
Much of next week is looking quiet, hot, and humid, all the way to the Fourth of July as a matter of fact with the temps remaining in the 90s but mainly dry days too aside from Wednesday when we could have some showers around.
It’s 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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