Pinpoint Weather: Summer temps continue as storm chances slowly increase through the week

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Hot temperatures will continue into Tuesday before we slowly drop temperatures a few degrees through the week, though we will still remain above normal. A gradual increase in storm chances will also become part of the forecast as the week progresses.

We’ll continue to be sunny through the afternoon with Mostly Clear skies for tonight. There could be some patchy fog developing overnight with the highest probabilities occurring in the mountains.

Low temperatures will largely be in the 60s, though some upper 50s will be possible in the mountains.

Tuesday will be a near carbon-copy of Monday as highs return to the lower – even some middle 90s east of the Blue Ridge. Further west, in the mountains, high temperatures will linger into the 80s.

Our dry pattern will continue for the bulk of the region on Tuesday, but there is a chance for a pop-up storm or two in the mountains in the heating of the day.

As we look into the day on Wednesday, we can a few stray showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. While most folks will remain dry, the chance does exist. We’ll also drop high temperatures slightly from the 90s in the east to the upper 80s to near 90. Highs will still linger into the 80s in the mountains, maybe one or two locations seeing upper 70s.

Thursday looks to be the day for the highest chances of seeing showers and storms. We’re not looking at widespread coverage, but likely more than Wednesday’s total coverage of storms as highs drop another few degrees – in the mid to upper 80s in the east and the upper 70s to the lower 80s further west.

We’ll remain unsettled into Friday and also into next weekend as storm chances continue across the region. Again, we’re not expecting widespread coverage of showers and storms, but most everyone will at least have a chance of seeing some rain. Highs should continue to range from the mid to upper 80s east of the Blue Ridge to the upper 70s and lower 80s in the mountains.

The tropics continue to be on the active side with three systems we are paying close watch to.

The first is Nicholas which has become a hurricane, just a few miles from the Texas coast (as of the 11 p.m. advisory, its center was just 20 miles SE of Matagorda, Texas. It’s expected to move inland a bit and slow down its forward movement. This is very bad news for Louisiana which saw significant flooding from Ida just two weeks ago.

The second area to watch is north of Hispaniola. Development is expected to be slow with a zero percent chance of developing in the next two days, though that chance ramps up to 50% closer to the end of the week. It’s expected to track toward the north and northwest – possibly brushing the coastal Carolinas later this week. It’s something to watch, due to its close proximity to the east coast in the coming days.

Lastly, a system well out to sea is coming off the coast of Africa. Slow intensification is expected with this system as it continues moving toward the west. We’ve got plenty of time to watch this system as it’s still a week or so from even becoming a possible threat to the Leeward/Windward Islands.

…and that’s about it, weatherwise. Remember, it’s going to be hot again on Tuesday, so be sure you’re drinking plenty of water and take frequent breaks if you’re going to be spending a significant time outside. Also, remember the sunscreen. Sunburn times are up between 15-25 minutes.

See you tonight on WFXR News at 6:30 and First at Ten!

Gary Boyer

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