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Tonight, firework shows look to go off without much trouble from mother nature. A shower or two may try to form by the southern state-line into VA but will fade after sunset. The farther north you are, skies clear up and we enjoy a stuffy but dry evening.
Tuesday a system brings active weather to our region with all modes of severe weather on the table. The most concerning will be damaging winds in excess of 50-60mph, large hail, and moderate flooding risk. Tornado risk is very low but not zero. Highs remain above average with extra humidity making it feel much hotter. Feel like temps could easily push into the upper 90s.
As for our flooding threat, as rounds of scattered thunderstorms and showers push through monitor smaller creeks and streams. Major rivers are still in fine shape but the smaller tributaries that flow into them may become swollen with heavy rain. Street flooding is also a risk drivers should watch for as the travel week continues from the holiday weekend.
Wednesday our atmosphere is still primed for storm activity with heat and humidity. Instability in the atmosphere comes to us by way of a cold front which will usher in a line of severe weather through the region northwest to southeast. These storms could pack quite a punch with damaging winds, hail, heavy rain fall, and the slight chance of a quick spin up tornado. Temps once again above average with feel like temps into the 90s.
Thursday we lessen our severe threat a bit but thunderstorms and showers still roam the region. Storms will be scattered in nature but numerous meaning all of us will see one at some point during the day. While our severe threat isn’t as high as the previous two days, one or two storms could flirt with severe thresholds. Highs remain in the 80s with high humidity.
Friday continues to soggy pattern with scattered showers and storms. A few less than the previous day but overall worthy of carrying the umbrella. With any summertime thunderstorm, a strong to severe storm can happen, but for Friday the risk is low.
Saturday we start to see more sunshine with only an isolated shower or two around. Temps begin to cool thanks to a cold front the previous day back closer to average. The real improvement will be with humidity levels as we get back into a more comfortable zone.
Sunday the sunshine returns after a few morning sprinkles and humidity levels continue to drop. Overall, Sunday is looking like a great day to get outside and enjoy. Temps in the low 80s and sunshine will make for a pleasant summer afternoon.
In your extended forecast, we get back to a more summer-time feel with temps closer, if not above average. A couple of pop-up showers indicative of summer will be present but overall, that July weather is here to stay.
With summer weather we have to watch for summer storms so make sure your thoughts are turning to preparedness! Refresh your emergency kit and grab that NOAA weather radio that’s still on your shopping list. Add it to your baby registry, wedding registry – and don’t forget an external antenna, as many of us need one to get the best reception.
4TH OF JULY:
Partly cloudy, iso. shower/storm PM. Highs in the 80s.
Sct. showers/storms, some strong/severe. Muggy. Highs in the 80s.
Rain/storms likely. Continued humid. Highs in the 80s.
Sct. showers/storms. Highs in the upper 80s.
Iso. storm PM. Highs in the upper 80s.
Sunshine returns. PM shower poss. Highs in the 80s.
Looking clear. Highs in the 80s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Sct. storms, hot. Highs in the 90s.
Mostly sunny, iso. shower. Highs in the 70s
Sct. Showers/storms. Highs in the 80s.