Storms are expected to arrive from the north and west as the center of an area of high pressure located in the Lower Mississippi Valley steers the storms our way. The storms orbit the high with relative frequency and are expected to continue into the end of the work week.
There will be temperature readings into the 90s today and again Thursday and Friday so prepare for the hot pattern to remain. There is a good deal of moisture from recent storms so humidity levels are up as well, meaning the Heat Index or Feels Like temps are approaching the upper 90s in some locations.
More of the same on Thursday as there will be a persistent pattern of heat, humidity, and stormy conditions. Flooding concerns are also starting to be a concern as some areas have had heavy rainfall for a few days. Some locations that have been seeing heavy rain this week will be under a watchful eye as it won’t take much to get to the tipping point. Areas to the north and west are already under a Flood Watch for tonight.
The Storm Prediction Center has the Commonwealth under varying risk categories for the next few days.
Friday will once again be hot and stormy as the SPC has the region under a Marginal Risk for severe storms.
There is some end in sight to this persistent pattern of precipitation as scattered showers are possible on Saturday followed by drying conditions under high-pressure Sunday.