Sorry. The weather won’t really be spicy today (maybe a bit soupy), but I’m already tired of saying hot and humid. So I wanted to mix it up a little. AND… it’s only June 30th. Anyway, today will be hotter by about 8-12 degrees. A warm front has lifted north of the region, and the cold front is hundreds of miles to the northwest.
We are in the warm sector with a wind out of the south/southwest at 5-10mph. Highs will be in the low-mid 90s. However, the heat index will be in the upper 90s during peak heating. As we get into the evening, there will be a windshift line that will come over from western Virginia/North Carolina. This will give us a chance for some clusters of thunderstorms. They will be isolated this afternoon, but the chance will be higher in the evening. At this time the chances look like this:
The timing may change since we are talking about a relatively small scale feature. Here is what Future Trak shows at 11pm tonight:
Some of these storms could be strong to severe with strong gusty winds the main threat. So check back on the weather.
Tomorrow the windshift line will be offshore. High pressure will resume. Highs will be in the low 90s again. We may pop off some isolated pm t’storms, but the chance doesn’t look too high. The cold front will move into the region on Thursday and will stall out. Highs will be in the 80s on Thursday and Friday, but the rain chances will go up. It especially looks like it will be very wet on Friday.
Scattered storms still look possible on Saturday for the 4th of July. I’m hoping it’s just a few scattered showers and storms in the afternoon, but a few may linger into the evening. There will probably be less of a chance on Sunday. We’ll be updating the forecast before we get there. Stay tuned.
Before I go. I wanted to talk about a brief astronomy subject. You may have noticed recently that in the western sky after sunset that there are two bright stars fairly close together. This is actually two planets. Jupiter and Venus. They will be very close together over the next couple of nights. It might be tough to see it this evening with the clouds and scattered storms. Maybe tomorrow. Here’s a story with more details: Venus and Jupiter.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler