The mercury in the thermometer will once again be above normal today, topping out in the upper 80s to low 90s then more heat is expected Wednesday.  The period of heat, humidity and pop and drop storms will continue into Thursday as the pattern slowly changes as we head toward the weekend.

Wednesday will be the most active day of the week with respect to the stormy pattern as a cold front moves in from the northwest.  As the front moves closer to the Commonwealth the storms will get squeezed out of the atmosphere at a greater rate and we may see widespread storms vs the isolated variety we have seen so far this week.

Localized flooding is possible as the rain may be heavy at times and the ground is fairly well saturated. The front is forecast to become stationary just north of our viewing area and that will prolong the showers through at least Thursday morning.

The stalled front finally gets moving south again Thursday and will be able to generate some more stormy weather. The cloud cover and passage of the front will only allow the temperatures to reach the middle 80s and upper 70s Thursday and the intensity of the storms should be a bit more showery than stormy. A few storms are still quite possible, but may not be as robust as the storms of today and Wednesday.

Dry and warm weather is likely to take hold of the region Friday and linger over the weekend. High pressure builds in behind the front and will usher in temps more like September than August as highs will be in the low 80s east of the Foothills and in the upper 70s in the NRV and Highlands.

Over the weekend we can expect a pleasant and dry pattern.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist