A nearly stationary front across our region will eventually wash out this evening. This is resulting in more clouds across our region and temperatures not quite as warm as previous days. Because the front will not push to our south, our air mass will remain humid.
Some tropical moisture in association with what was once Nicholas along the Gulf Coast will move in from the south this afternoon and evening in the form of widely scattered showers and storms. While severe thunderstorms are not expected, any shower or storm will be capable of a heavy downpour.
Tonight, with the setting sun and gradual loss of any instability built up from earlier in the day, storm chances will fade.
Friday, a disturbance off the Carolina coast will pass offshore east of Virginia. Regardless of any possible tropical development, it is likely to steer some showers and storms over parts of Virginia, including locally.
In addition, we’ll most likely still be dealing with more clouds than sunshine, Friday. It will remain quite humid with highs close to average, mid and upper 70s for the mountains and into the lower 80s across the Piedmont.
Saturday afternoon, we’ll hold on to a chance for isolated showers and storms before high pressure builds in for the second half of the weekend. High pressure will suppress rain chances and provide mostly sunny skies for Sunday.
Saturday and Sunday, highs climb about 3 to 4 more degrees compared to Friday’s highs.
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