Wednesday we continue to ride the wave of high pressure with sky high temperatures into the mid and upper 80s across the region. We’re dry for most of the day but humidity levels begin to rise in the late evening. A shower is possible the later we get into Wednesday evening thanks to an approaching cold front just off our west.

Thursday flips the script on the rest of the week as showers and a few storms begin to build in along a cold front to our west. The rain by this point will be beneficial after a hot and dry stretch. Highs in the 80s stick around despite the rain and clouds.

A few storms could be on the stronger side Thursday, the main threat is going to be strong winds that could cause some isolated damage or power outages. The strongest winds and storms will be focused along the front itself Thursday evening.

Friday looks to be drier and drier as high pressure appears to want to push in for the weekend. This is good news for those of you looking to take full advantage of another beautiful weekend across the region. Highs are cooler and humidity drops quickly. We’ll be lucky to reach the low 70s with breezy northwest winds.

Saturday sunshine returns for a great start to yet another weekend for the two Virginias. Temperatures remain average with afternoon highs in the mid 70s.

Sunday is much of the same with highs a little warmer in the upper 70s. Humidity does return towards the end of the day as clouds increase Sunday night ahead of our next rain chance Monday.

Monday, rain is looking likely across the region. This doesn’t look like a complete washout to start the week but scattered showers will be around through the afternoon and could produce a decent downpour or two alongside a rumble of thunder. Highs in the 80s.

Through the extended forecast, unsettled conditions work their way back into the forecast. There is a lot of uncertainty through this time period as forecast models are dealing with the first potential tropical disturbance in the gulf leading them to struggle this far down the line. As the days go on, these few days will become a bit clearer and rain chances will get a little less broad as well.

Severe weather season is here, 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. We’ll continue to keep you up-to-date on the forecast so you can stay weather aware.

Warmer, PM shower. Highs in the 80s.
Storms and wind likely. Highs in the 80s.
Early showers. Highs in the 70s.
Drying out. Highs in the 70s.
Mostly Sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Rain becoming more likely. Highs in the low 80s.
Looking drier. Highs in the 80s.
More rain? Highs in the 70s.
Cooler. Highs in the 70s.
Still cool, mostly cloudy. Highs in the 60s.