Showers and thunderstorms fired up right on schedule yesterday afternoon and quite a few of them were on the strong to severe side with gusty winds and torrential rain. There were a couple of flood headlines due to the heavy rain and that will be possible for us once again. With a front stalled out over the area and a disturbance moving out of Ohio and crossing the Commonwealth this afternoon we will see another round of showers and thunderstorms firing up across the region. Much like we saw yesterday the showers and storms will be scattered and not an all day, all over, steady rain but flash flooding will be a concern where heavy rain falls repeatedly over the same areas. The SPC has kept us out of the severe outlook for the day as no organized severe threat will exist but that doesn’t mean that an isolated storm here or there couldn’t jump up to strong to severe levels. Strong to damaging wind gusts would be the main threat for a storm to be considered severe but flooding could also be an issue.
The weather pattern remains very stagnant moving forward with the front lingering over the area into the weekend so we’ll expect a true rinse and repeat forecast for the coming days and all the way into next week as a matter of fact. Temperatures will continue to peak in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s into next week as well.
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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