A ridge of high pressure in the western Atlantic will be the main feature responsible for providing us with rainy and stormy weather over the weekend. Starting Thursday, the flow around the high will tap into some moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and bring it into the Commonwealth.

High temperatures will be on the hot side east of the Foothills as the mercury in the thermometer will top out in the low to middle 90s.  Heat index values will be in the middle to upper 90s at times so we need to be prepared to deal with the heat.

The chance for showers and storms is depending on the pop-up variety of storms for Thursday, but on Friday a cold front is slated to push near the region and give us a more widespread chance for showers and storms for the weekend.

The flooding concerns return to the region as the weekend moves along due to the persistent nature of the rainfall. The amounts each day are not expected to be overwhelming on their own, but the cumulative effect will be the variable that leads to the flooding potential, especially late in the weekend.

If you are heading out for a nice time on any of our area waterways or in any one of our parks for a hike or bike ride, make sure to stay hydrated.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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