Storms will be out ahead of and associated with a cold front that is expected to move through the region late in the day or early evening. Expect to see strong to severe storms as we transition from our hot and muggy pattern to a dry and mild one. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the region under an Enhanced Risk for severe storms (3 out of 5) as the storms may generate winds near 60 mph and have hail near a quarter in diameter.

The cold front will slide through and behind the storms will be dry and cooler air. The high-pressure cell that has been responsible for our heat is retreating to the west and that opens the door for the cooler flow of air from the northwest. Highs Friday have once again crossed the 90° mark, but expect only low 80s over the weekend.

Plenty of sunshine is slated for both Saturday and Sunday which will allow for a variety of outdoor activities.

Please be careful if you are around the waterways in the Commonwealth and obey safety guidelines. If you are hiking or biking, keep the water handy so you can stay hydrated. Even if we are not going to be overly hot, exercising in the summer should always be accompanied by drinking a good deal of water.

Happy Father’s Day.

Stay safe,

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist