Claudette is clearing the coast of Virginia and will be providing some rough surf and wind for those along the beaches in the Delmarva Peninsula today and tonight. Our region is looking west not east for the next round of storms.
The SPC has us in the Marginal Risk for storms today and tomorrow, although Pocahontas county is in the Slight Risk Category today, along with a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.
A cold front is moving toward the windward side of the Appalachian range and will provide some robust storms to our western counties. There will be two waves of storms as the front approaches, the first is today as the atmosphere percolates in the pre frontal heat, the second is early Tuesday as the front crosses the Commonwealth.
To be clear, the bulk of the strongest storms will be over the Mountains of West Virginia. Pocahontas county as well as Greenbrier will be impacted the most. Some storms are expected to spread east and some of them may be strong to severe so although the west is in the better position for the storms, everyone needs to be weather aware.
Tonight, the storms should settle down with the loss of afternoon heating but some may linger a bit past midnight. The storms will return again on Tuesday as the cold front crosses from west to east. The stormy weather will begin around sunrise in the west and should clear the viewing area by early afternoon. Then cooler air arrives and we are looking at a few days of dry and mild weather.
Wednesday will be dry and mild with highs in the 70s, more of the same for Thursday. Friday brings a chance for rain along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains. The rain will be relatively light and should persist into the weekend. The overall location of the rain will be west of interstate 81, but that may change as we get closer to the evert.
Today is the first full day of Summer 2021.