A persistent pattern of wet weather is likely all week as the region will be dealing with a stagnant pattern of rain and stormy conditions. The pattern in place for today will persist most of the work week. The stationary front will act as the focal point for the storms this week as it will meander over the Commonwealth.
A front will move in today and stall over the region for the first part of the work week, sparking showers and storms. The storms will be decent rainmakers and localized flooding is possible. The issue with the storms this week will be similar to recent scenarios this summer, heavy rain in some areas, not in all areas. The hit-or-miss style of the storms will make it very difficult to nail down the exact location each day of the stormy weather, but it is safe to say that it will occur each day and where it does rain, it will be heavy.
The temperatures will not be nearly as overwhelming as we have seen in the past as the rain and cloud cover will inhibit the heating process. Highs this week are expected to be in the middle to upper 80s each day, with a spike into the 90s Thursday.
Patchy fog is likely to be an issue each night as the storms are expected to arrive and end during the daylight or evening time frame. There should be ripe conditions for a muggy and mild pattern each night.
By the end of the week, there will be a concern regarding the potential for flooding. The persistence of the rain each day will saturate the soils and by the middle to end of the week, flooding and flash flooding will be likely, especially in the NRV and the Mountains.
The Storm Prediction Center has the region under the Marginal Risk Category today and again on Tuesday and Wednesday. The severe threat is mainly for the winds, the more widespread threat will be flooding. The areas that will more likely to see flooding are the mountains of the NRV and Highlands.