Thursday night will bring increasing clouds and some showers will be possible as we head closer to midnight. Temperatures will remain mild as we only drop into the upper 50s and low 60s. Rain could be heavy at times past midnight and into the morning commute.

Friday, a dynamic and broad system will be moving across the region with showers picking up early in the morning for most. A break in the rain and the clouds from the late morning and into the early afternoon will help to fuel the atmosphere for a few rounds of storms into the late afternoon and evening across the region before quieting down overnight. A few of these storms are likely to be severe, be sure to have your plans in place!

The risk of severe storms has bumped up to a level 2 of 5 risk (Slight) for just about all of us. Strong to damaging wind gusts are likely as storms merge together into squall lines, along with the risk of some small hail. Make sure your devices are charged, some isolated power outages are likely. Our risk of seeing a brief spin-up tornado is also not zero with these storms. The threat is low, but we will still need to watch for any weak rotation inside any storms that move through.

Saturday is still a soggy day with chances of rain through a majority of the day. A few rumbles of thunder through the afternoon shouldn’t come as a surprise either! Highs in the 60s. Severe weather does not look likely on Saturday.

Sunday, we begin to dry out and clear out. The risk for a few isolated showers will linger as our low pressure from the end of last week stalls out along the east coast, but those chances remain very low and mainly in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Monday, we continue to climb temperature wise thanks to clear skies across the two Virginias. With high pressure firmly in place, we’ll see plenty of sun on the way. Highs in the 70s.

Tuesday, not much to report. High pressure brings clear skies and highs back into the 70s. Just don’t forget to put some sunscreen on!

Wednesday, we should make a shot at the low 80s in a majority of the region. Plenty of sunshine is in the forecast and with light winds thanks to high pressure we should be able to heat p just enough. Don’t forget to stay hydrated!

Through the extended forecast, the end of the 10-Day is looking unsettled as a low pressure that is stalled off the east coast begins to drift back west. This will bring the return of the more summer-like pop up thunderstorms to the region.

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.

March means the start of WV Spring Fire Season. Remember you can only burn after 5 PM and before 7 AM each day. All fires must have a safety strip and you can only burn grass trimmings, leaves, brush and other vegetative materials. The fire must be attended at all times until it’s completely extinguished.

TONIGHT:
Clouds build. Showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s and low 60s.
FRIDAY:
Thunderstorms likely, some severe. Highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.
SATURDAY:
Another round of thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s.
SUNDAY:
Dry and cool. Highs in the low 60s.
MONDAY:
On the drier side. Highs in the 60s.
TUESDAY:
Mostly clear. Highs near 70.
WEDNESDAY:
Sunny and mild. Highs near 80.
THURSDAY:
Still quiet. Highs in near 80.
FRIDAY:
Isolated showers. Highs in the 70s.
SATURDAY:
Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s.