Blog: Cooler Today, But Still Gray!

Regional Weather Map

Well…lots of folks were asking for a cool down lately.  We will get a cool down today, but it won’t be the typical cool-down/dry-out type of front.  It will still be pretty humid out (and cloudy).  Yesterday evening we had some heavy thunderstorms form in the region.  They formed south of the front along a wind-shift line.

Storms Last Night

Now the front has settled south along the state line.  Today it will stall out over northeast North Carolina.

Regional Weather Map

Winds will be out of the northeast at about 5-10mph.  We’ll hold on to lots of clouds today.  Again…despite the cool down, it will be pretty muggy outside.  High temps will be in the upper 70s to low 80s.  As the front stalls out over North Carolina, there will be some scattered showers and possibly some isolated thunderstorms there.  We’ll only see a few showers in southeast Virginia.

Future Trak (This Afternoon)

These should go away by the evening.  By tomorrow the front will drift north slightly.  It will basically hang out right over Hampton Roads.  So we’ll be a little warmer with highs in the mid 80s.  There will probably be a lot of clouds, but the sun may peek out briefly.  With the front overhead and warmer temperatures we’ll have some scattered showers and storms developing during the afternoon.

Future Trak (Friday Afternoon)

We’ll have a repeat of this on Saturday with the front nudging slightly more northward.  Highs will be in the upper 80s.  By Sunday the front will drift north of the area, and it will fall apart.  So we’ll heat up to near 90.  Plus, the chance for rain should drop down to 20% (isolated).  A second cold front will move into the area late Monday into Tuesday.  So we’ll have a line of showers and storms moving through the region during that time.  Stay tuned for updates to the timing of all this rain.

In national news…We just had some hot temperatures recently.  However, it is nothing compared to the heat that is happening out west.  Temperatures will be in the triple digits over a large area. Some records will be either tied or broken.  Here is an article with more information: Western U.S. Heat Wave.

On another note…There is a weak disturbance over the eastern Atlantic near the Cape Verde islands.  It has a weak chance for formation over the next few days (10-20%).  I didn’t really see it on the GFS model, but I will keep an eye on the updates.  Stay tuned!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

 

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