The wedge of cool air will remain through Thursday. An area of low pressure off the coast of North Carolina and an area of high pressure near New England are both able to push cooler air in from the Atlantic, keeping the Commonwealth locked in and socked in with low-level cloudiness.

There is a decent batch of rain that is slated to push through late Thursday and persist into early Saturday so prepare for some periods of heavy rain once again.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the NRV under the Marginal Risk for Severe Storms Thursday with mainly gusty winds the issue. Unfortunately, there is a chance for an isolated tornado to spin up as well so we need to be weather aware.

For Friday, the Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of our viewing area under the Marginal and Slight Risk Categories for Friday. Gusty wind and hail are the main issues, but the rain may lead to more localized flooding.

The flooding is an issue since we have seen little in the way of sunshine this week therefore the area has had a tough time drying out. The local streams and creeks have been receding but the ground is soaked and any more heavy rain will run off quickly. Flooding will become an issue if we get a long round of heavy rain. Be prepared, practice, or put in place a plan of action in case flooding does occur in your world.

The rains should taper off Friday but linger in the form of spotty showers Saturday.

The rest of the Memorial Day Weekend should be dry and very warm, with highs in the middle to upper 80s both Sunday and Monday.

Please tune into our Tropical Weather Special on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Safety in the Storm, Tracking the Tropics.

Stay Safe,

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist