Quiet Monday Night, More Rain by Wednesday


Monday night will bring mostly clear skies and comfortable conditions. We will stay a bit more mild than average as overnight lows drop into the low 60s. We stay dry through the night and into the morning commute. We will be comfortable and sunny at the bus stop.

Tuesday, another pleasant day is expected as high pressure holds on. Highs should be able to climb a little higher into the 80s than the day before, but most should plan on being in the low to mid-80s. Clouds will slowly begin to build in throughout the day indicating a shift in our weather is on the way.

Wednesday, a cold front moving towards us from the west is going to meet up with a humid airmass rising from the south courtesy of the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicholas. This will help to spark up rain across the region, a few thunderstorms will accompany this too.

Right now severe weather does not likely, but we can’t rule out one or two storms with some unusually gusty winds. The severe threat on Wednesday looks to be mainly to our north where the marginal risk is in place. We will continue to monitor this throughout the day tomorrow.

Thursday, rain, heavy at times, is expected across much of the region as our cold front pushes through and abundant southern moisture remains in play. A few rumbles of thunder and some gusty winds will accompany the rain as well. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s are expected.

Friday, as the front passes and falls apart we’ll be left with all the humidity we had the past few days but considerably less rain. Clouds will still be abundant and few showers will still make themselves known hidden in the overcast skies. Highs in the upper 70s.

Saturday, scattered afternoon showers and storms are expected as highs climb into the 80s and we see a bit more in the way of sunshine. The other helpful factor for these pop-up showers will be dewpoints in the upper 60s. Meaning, not only will it be unusually warm for this time of year, it will be unusually humid too.

Sunday, meandering showers and storms will be possible once again in the afternoon hours. Slow-moving heavy downpours will be a concern as, at this point, most of the atmosphere is under the influence of high pressure. This means there are no winds higher up to push storms one way or another. Highs in the low 80s are expected.

In the extended forecast, afternoon showers and storms continue to linger as we remain in a fairly stagnant weather pattern. Highs remain at or near the 80s as well with no relief from the oppressive humidity either.

Summer isn’t quite done with us just yet so the threat of severe weather across the two Virginias remains. Make sure you and your family have a plan in place for what to do when severe weather strikes. One of the most important parts of that plan is having multiple ways to receive weather alerts and warnings. Two great ways to get them are having the StormTracker 59 app downloaded and purchasing an NOAA Weather Radio for your home and on the go.

Mild with lows in the low 60s. Dry.
Sun and clouds. Highs in the 80s.
Showers and storms. Highs in the 80s.
Rain, heavy at times. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s.
A lingering shower. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Afternoon storms. Highs in the low 80s.
Isolated PM storms. Highs in the 70s and 80s.
Showers and storms. Highs in the low 80s.
Scattered Showers & Sun. Highs in the upper 70s.
PM Storms. Highs in the upper 70s.

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