Recovery day Monday from the storms that pushed through the Commonwealth Sunday and Sunday night. The sunny skies today will allow the temperatures to warm well above normal as the ground dries out.
Rain is expected to return to the region Tuesday along with the warm weather. Showers will be off and on with a few thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some of the storms may become strong to severe with gusty winds as the main issue.
Peak heating and the location of the storms will be just right for some intense development. Currently, the only threat expected to get the storms to severe levels is gusty winds, but small hail, lightning, and brief rounds of heavy rain are also expected.
Wednesday will see more of the same as temps once again top out in the 80s. Storms currently are not expected to reach severe levels on Wednesday.
Thursday will be a quiet day as far as the storms go, but there still should be a decent amount of cloud cover overhead.
Friday will see an area of low pressure push overhead and that feature should allow the development of some thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Overall, the week will be defined by periods of rain and storms as the temperatures spike over 80 early in the week and then dip to the 70s as the week comes to a close and we head into the weekend.
On a side note: This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and although we are rarely impacted by what would be classified as a tropical storm or hurricane, heavy rain and flooding often impact the region from the remnants of these massive storms. We will be offering up some tips this week to help you get prepared for the flooding rains and winds.