Jeremy Wheeler

Dry Air Is The Trick!

July 28th, 2014 at 7:57 am by under Weather

It has been a tough forecast over the last 24 hours.  While we did have a couple of rounds of showers and storms, they weren’t too bad.  Meanwhile there were many reports of severe weather around parts of the Midwest and Southeast. A strong cold front moved from the Midwest into the Appalachians overnight. Showers and storms along the front fell apart since then.

Satellite/Radar/Fronts

Satellite/Radar/Fronts

The trick today was tracking the moisture…or lack of it.  At the surface this morning there was ample moisture and even some instability.  Here were the dew points:

Dew Points (Surface Moisture)

Dew Points (Surface Moisture)

It was warm and muggy.  Temps started in the upper 70s to low 80s.  However, at the mid-levels, there was a strong punch of dry air coming in from the west.  This can be seen very well on our Water Vapor product.

Water Vapor

Water Vapor

This tool shows the dry/moist air at the mid levels of the Troposphere.  I’ll admit it’s pretty complicated how it works.  There’s more info on the link above.  However, all you need to know in this context is that the dry air has reached our area, and that will lower our rain chances today.  Even though the cold front still lies to our west.  The dry air is the dark and orange area on the above map.

Eventually we’ll also dry out at the lower levels.  You will notice it by the end of the day.  Highs will be in the low 90s, but there will be a strong breeze through the day.  It will run out of the southwest, then west at 10-20mph.  Other than a few isolated showers and storms, we’ll see some nice weather.

Tomorrow the front will stall out off shore.  We could see a few isolated showers or storms during the afternoon.  Otherwise, it will be a very nice day.  Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s.  Winds will be out of the north at 10mph.  Great weather will follow for Wednesday through Friday.  Highs will be in the 80s.  It will be nice and dry.  Lows will be in the 60s.  By next weekend we’ll up the humidity and the rain chances.  I don’t see a washout, but stay tuned for finer details as it gets closer.

In the tropics there is one small area of disturbed weather in the eastern Atlantic.  This set of showers has a medium chance for development over the next few days as it moves west.

Tropical Satellite

Tropical Satellite

For me…until it’s something, it’s nothing.  Meaning… until NHC gives it a label I’ll only keep an eye on it.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


The Tornado And Other Damage From Thursday

July 25th, 2014 at 8:56 am by under Weather

It’s sad when you hear about a person that died from the weather.  Especially when you are covering it.  You try and keep people as safe as you can, but meteorologists can only do so much.  Yesterday, there was a confirmed tornado on the Eastern Shore.  It was rated an EF-1 tornado with estimated winds between 80 and 100mph.

Tornado/Wind Info

Tornado/Wind Info

The tornado moved through Cherrystone.  It especially hit hard a large campground there.  There were 2 deaths as a tree fell on a tent.  It was a family and the child is in the hospital  A very sad story.

There was a 150 yard wide path of damage.  It lasted for 8 miles.  One viewer sent in this photo of their camper which had been overturned.

Damage In Cherrystone

Damage In Cherrystone

This person said that her child had been hit in the head by a branch.  They are all ok according the the email, but there were numerous injuries at the park.  There was also some straight-lined wind damage from the storm that stretched down to Cape Charles.  Large hail also fell in the region.  It made it up to about golf-ball sized.

Looking back at what happened, this was an almost worst case scenario. (a stronger tornado in the middle of the night would be THE worst case).  For example, while there was some broad rotation in the storm, but  it didn’t tighten up until about 2 miles from the shore.  It then dropped a waterspout that moved onto land and became a tornado.  With the storm moving east at 25mph, that doesn’t leave much time to warn.  There was a lead time between the warning and the actual tornado.  I’ve heard different numbers, but 8 minutes is the most common. Also, this happened early in the morning. This is typically our most stable time of day.  In a previous blog I mentioned that the instability was actually growing at this time.  Also at that time of day most folks are just waking up when they are on vacation.  It was very warm and humid out.  The deep humidity led to lower clouds than usual.  With the localized spin this helped lead to a tornado.  Finally, the area hit was one of the largest campgrounds in the region.  Campers and trailers are highly susceptible to damage during severe winds, and it’s even worse during a tornado.  So say a prayer for the folks that are over on the Eastern Shore today.

Aside from that we also had strong storms yesterday morning and evening in some other Virginia cities.  Here are the 24 hour severe weather reports:

Storm Reports

Storm Reports

We also had numerous reports sent into the station.  Here was one photo of a huge tree down in Hunterdale, VA.

Tree Down In Hunterdale, VA

Tree Down In Hunterdale, VA

It had to be a strong wind to be able to do that as the tree looked pretty thick.  Also, I had one viewer send me a report on facebook.  This is of a silo in Sedley, VA which took some major damage.

Silo Down In Sedley

Silo Down In Sedley

There were also many reports of street flooding, lightning, and hail.  The one bright spot out of all of this is that one large area got rain that needed it.

24 Hour Rain Totals

24 Hour Rain Totals

From the Peninsula northward there was over an inch of rain.  About 1-2 inches in some cases.  This region had missed out on a lot of the recent rain.  So I am happy for them.  Jan in Reedville had been hoping for rain for weeks.  She got over an inch.

Today the cold front has settled to our south.

Satellite/Radar/Fronts

Satellite/Radar/Fronts

We had a cooler morning with lows in the 60s and 70s.  There were a few sprinkles early, but then they moved south.  High pressure will build in through the day and we’ll gradually dry things out.  We’ll see highs in the low/mid 80s.  Winds will be out of the north at 10mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the upper 60s to near 70.  Tomorrow looks good.  Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 80s.  Heat will build in again by Sunday. Highs will be in the low/mid 90s.  We’ll see some late day showers and storms.  Storms will fire up again on Monday out ahead of another cold front.  Since we’ve had this crazy pattern, I would expect more strong-severe storms.  So stay tuned to the weather.  There will be another batch of much cooler air over the Midwest.  Behind the front, some of that will move into our region by the middle of next week.

I miss the old days of partly cloudy with a few pop up showers and storms each day during the Summer.  I’m not a fan of this crazy pattern.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Severe Weather From Today

July 24th, 2014 at 2:02 pm by under Weather

I won’t lie…This morning was rough.  Storms fired up early and produced severe weather across the region.  A cold front entered the region and kicked off numerous downpours.  There was a very humid airmass out ahead of the boundary.  Temperatures were already very warm in the upper 70s to near 80.  There was some instability, but it wasn’t off the charts.  In fact…there was no smoking gun for this morning.  Through the early morning hours there was no slight risk for severe weather from the Storm Prediction Center.  It was upgraded by mid morning, but that was about the time of the damage on the Eastern Shore.  The computer models did not pick up on the earliness of the storms.  I will say that there were a couple things that favored strong storms.  There was some upper level wind support.  It was decent for this time of year.  Plus, the instability was growing despite the early time of day.  The cold front provided a focus for storms, and the cloud decks were very low due to the deep humidity.  As a few of the storms started they produced heavy rain to our west, but there were no warnings initially.

Satellite/Radar (7:30am)

Satellite/Radar (7:30am)

By about 8:30 am one of the storms moved from the Middle Peninsula across the Chesapeake Bay.  As it did so, it gained a lot of strength.  Before it reached the Eastern Shore there was a severe thunderstorm warning for one of the inland storms.  So we started to focus on that.  The radar had already showed an area of strong reflectivity over the Bay storm.  This was a sign of heavy rain and hail.  However, there wasn’t much rotation as it was over the Bay.  About 1-2 miles offshore it did pick up the rotation, and it did likely form a waterspout.  At it moved over land it likely became a tornado.  The National Weather Service is working to confirm this as I type.

Super Doppler 10 Radar

Super Doppler 10 Radar

The rotation moved right over Cherrystone and Cheriton, VA.  There was a brief spinup, and then the rotation dissipated shortly after those towns.  There was a lot of damage to a camp ground in Cherrystone.  There was also some large hail reported.  Again, there wasn’t a lot of time to warn folks as the storm really took shape just offshore.  There was a marine warning for over the Bay for mariners.  Unfortunately, there were some deaths.  Here’s the story so far: Eastern Shore.

Storms continued a while longer.  The front slowly slipped southward, and temperatures dropped.

Satellite, Radar, & Fronts

Satellite, Radar, & Fronts

We’ll still see scattered showers and storms this afternoon into the evening. A few storms will be strong over northeast North Carolina, but the storms shouldn’t be too bad for the rest of the region.  Heavy rain will still be possible.  The models do show that.  There’s a lot of storm reports coming in, but I haven’t see many photos of the actual tornado.  I have seen one possible photo, but no others.  We’re trying to confirm.  We’ll have more updates this evening.  We will see a nice day tomorrow.  I think we all need it at this point.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Cold Front And Severe Weather

July 24th, 2014 at 10:26 am by under Weather

We are in the middle of coverage, but I wanted to just do a quick mention.  We’ve had strong storms in the region this morning along a cold front.  The system is moving east/southeast.  We have had reports of a tornado that touched down near the Cherrystone area of the Eastern Shore.  Here was the radar just shortly after that time:

Severe Storm On Radar

Severe Storm On Radar

We also had reports of large hail in that zone.  Storms continue this morning as the front slowly pushes east.  Heavy rain and strong gusty winds will be possible through noon.  There will be another round of rain later today.  The atmosphere has been worked over pretty good.  So the severe threat should diminish.  However, storms will likely fire up over northeast North Carolina this afternoon where storms have been sparse so far.  We’ll have a bigger update either later this morning or around the midday.  Be safe out there.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Depression 2 Has Weakened. A Cold Front. And Social Weather.

July 23rd, 2014 at 9:06 am by under Weather

*Update on Tropical Depression 2…see bold text below.

Ok, we’ve got a few topics in the cards today.  Let’s talk about the tropics first.  Tropical Depression 2 is having trouble hanging on.  By the time you read this, the system may be dead.  It was looking very ragged on the satellite by 8 am.

T.D. 2 On Satellite

T.D. 2 On Satellite

Officially, the system had winds of 35mph, and it was moving WNW at 20mph.  That’s a pretty fast mover for a tropical system, and it will probably act to weaken it further. So we are about ready to write off ole’ T.D. 2.

*11 AM Update: Tropical Depression 2 has weakened to a tropical wave. This weak area of low pressure will still bring some gusty winds and rain to the Lesser Antilles tonight.

Locally there will be some changes taking place across the region.  Today we started off with patchy fog in the region.  Otherwise it was a quiet morning.  We’ll go to partly cloudy skies today with some isolated showers and storms in the area.  High pressure is in control, so the chance for rain is fairly low.

Today's Weather Map

Today’s Weather Map

Winds will be southwest at 8-12mph.  High temperatures will be in the low/mid 90s with a few 80s near the shore.  So it will be hotter and very humid today.  Tomorrow, however, a large cold front will move through the region.  This will bring us a pretty decent chance for rain to the region.  I put the chance at 60%, but stay tuned.

Tomorrow's Forecast

Tomorrow’s Forecast

The front will come through sometime between the mid morning and the early afternoon.  We could see some heavy rain and gusty winds along the front.  I would say that a half inch to an inch is possible, but higher amounts may form in a few of the storms.  We’ll still manage to get into the upper 80s, but I’ve backed off the 90s as the front looks to move through a little quicker.  We will start to dry out late Thursday night.  A stray shower could linger over North Carolina Friday morning. Otherwise, we’ll see some nice weather on Friday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.  We’ll see another nice day on Saturday with highs in the low/mid 80s and dry.  However, it will warm up again on Sunday. Highs will be in the low 90s again, and we’ll also see a few late day showers and storms.  Another mega cool-down is headed for the Midwest early next week (I’ll never call it the “Polar Vortex”.  Some of that cooler weather will move into our region by mid week.  Stay tuned for updates.

Finally, we’ve talked about the benefits and challenges of doing weather on social media.  The challenges have been more prevalent and increasing over the past couple of years.  Our region is not alone though.  There have been problems around the entire country.  Here is a new article from tvnewscheck.com.  Facebook No Friend To Weathercasters.  I have worked across town from both meteorologists Brad Travis and Dan Satterfield.  They really know their stuff.  So this article was especially enlightening to me.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


High Humidity And Tropical Depression 2

July 22nd, 2014 at 8:13 am by under Weather

I’ll start off talking about the tropics since that is the hotter topic right now.  I say that, but keep in mind that we are only talking about a tropical depression.  Yesterday was interesting.  I’m not criticizing, but…yesterday morning the National Hurricane Center had the area as a 10% chance for development.  By the mid morning it was a 50% chance.  Then by the midday it was 70%.  Finally, the area was classified as a depression during the afternoon.  That’s a big jump in a short period of time.  In their defense the system did organize during that time.  So today tropical depression number 2 is breezing westward over the central Atlantic Ocean.

T.D. 2 On Satellite

T.D. 2 On Satellite

T.D. 2 is moving west at 16mph.  It had sustained winds of 35mph.  The system is hitting some pretty dry air, and it is moving at a decent speed.  So the latest forecast keeps the system weak through Thursday.  Then the system is forecast to die out or become a remnant low near the Lesser Antilles.

Tropical Tracker

Tropical Tracker

It’s possible that it could die out sooner, but it does have a few strong thunderstorms near the center this morning. So we’ll see.  There is a pretty high confidence in the forecast as the models are in good agreement over the strength and path.

Locally, we have some pretty quiet weather.  We have had some scattered showers since last night.  As they moved up from the south, a lot of them fell apart.  This as they encountered an area of high pressure that sits to our north.

Clouds, Rain, & Surface Features

Clouds, Rain, & Surface Features

Despite a small difference between temperatures on each side of the front, the humidity is thick both north and south of it. The exception is the Eastern Shore.

Dew Points

Dew Points

We’ll see some scattered showers over North Carolina today with isolated showers over Virginia.  Highs will be in the mid 80s.  Winds are from the east at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow the winds will be out of the south.  So high temps will rise to near 90.  We’ll have some scattered showers and storms in the afternoon, but not a high chance for rain.  A cold front will move in from the Midwest late Thursday into early Friday.  So a line of showers and storms is expected then.  We’ll cool down from 93 on Thursday to 85 for a high on Friday.  We’ll dry out by Friday afternoon, and we’ll stay dry through Saturday.  A few showers will try to return on Sunday with some heat returning as well.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Dry And Mild For Now

July 18th, 2014 at 8:30 am by under Weather

It was a great start to the day this morning, and it will be a great start to the weekend.  Since we had dry air and mostly clear skies, the temperatures dropped down to the low 60s in our inland locations.  It felt like a taste of Fall.  High pressure is in control of our weekend weather while a stationary front looms a couple hundred miles offshore.

Satellite, radar, & fronts

Satellite, radar, & fronts

We’ll have northeast winds today at 8-12mph.  We’ll be dry from start to finish.  Highs will be in the mid 80s with a few cooler readings near the shore.  Over the weekend the flow will turn more out of due east.  So the front will try to push back to the west as a wind-shift line.  This may bring a few showers to the region.  I only have a slight chance for Saturday, and a 30% chance on Sunday.  However, the models have been going back and forth on the rain chances for the weekend.  So stay tuned for updates if you have plans.  Believe it or not a few cities in the region still need rain.  A lot of the Peninsula up to Richmond missed out on the recent downpours that we had.  My weather watcher Scott in Yorktown barely had any rain over the last 3-4 days.  Here are some cities in the region and their departure from the average annual rainfall.

Departure From Avg. Rainfall

Departure From Avg. Rainfall

It’s interesting to see the huge differences in the region.  Norfolk is 3.15″ above average.  Elizabeth City is fairly close to average, but remember the recent downpours over Currituck county of 5″ or more.  Meanwhile Richmond is a whopping 3.44″ below the average.  If we get any rain over the weekend, then it will be very light and scattered.  So that shouldn’t change the gauges much.  Stay tuned for updates.

While we’ll see below average temps over the next few days, we’ll heat up to the upper 80s/low 90s by next Wednesday.  The humidity will increase by the weekend.  So enjoy the dry weather for now.

With the big recent cool down over a huge section of the country, there is a recent article that may be pertinent to the topic.  The sunspot activity has been very low lately.  In fact we are coming out of one of the weakest sunspot cycles in a long time.  They may have been responsible for some of the coolness of recent.  Let alone this past Winter.  Here’s the article: Quiet Sunspots. Could we be in for another cold Winter this year?  We’ll see.  Remember despite some regional coolness, we have been very warm globally.  According to a recent a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) article, the world had either its 2nd or 6th warmest year on record in 2013 depending on which data set is used. Here’s the article: NOAA Warm Earth.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Time To Chill Out!

July 17th, 2014 at 8:03 am by under Weather

Yep! After all of the rough weather for the past couple of days, we now have some nice weather on the way.  It wasn’t rough for everybody, but we had some strong-severe storms on Monday.  Then there was very heavy rain over northeast North Carolina yesterday.  My weather watcher in Currituck, NC (Greg) had 5″ in a short period of time.  Elizabeth City didn’t have that much rain, but they did get 1.85″.  This gives them 5.22″ for the month of July.

24 Hour Rain Totals

24 Hour Rain Totals

The rain and the cold front have moved well offshore.  It is going to stall-out offshore near the Gulf Stream today.  The rain will stay east of us as well.

Satellite, Radar, & Fronts

Satellite, Radar, & Fronts

High pressure and drier air are pushing into the region.  Dew points are dropping from the 60s to the 50s.  It is going to be a very dry and comfortable afternoon.  Winds will pick up out of the northeast at 8-12mph with a few higher gusts near the shore.

As far as temperatures go…Here’s a neat look back at high temps for the month of July so far.

Recent High Temps

Recent High Temps

Clearly we’ve had some up and downs.  It’s been nice.  Even though we’ve seen periods of hot/humid weather, there have been some pretty good breaks in-between.  Notice that yesterday we had a high of 77 degrees at Norfolk International Airport.  We’ll see highs in the mid 80s today and tomorrow.  In fact, highs are forecast to be in the 80s for the next 7 days.  Lows will be in the 60s for a couple of mornings.

Other than a few showers on Sunday, the weekend looks great.  I’ll update more on that in tomorrow’s blog.  Till then… enjoy the great weather!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Cooler Weather And Rain Arrive

July 16th, 2014 at 9:19 am by under Weather

As expected, things got pretty rough yesterday for parts of our area. We had many reports come in of trees down over sections of Virgina Beach.  Here was one photo sent it from Brie Sanders.

Tree Down, Virginia Beach

Tree Down, Virginia Beach

While there were only a handful of official reports from the Storm Prediction Center, we also had many unofficial reports come in. Here are the official reports:

Storm Reports

Storm Reports

In the reportit@wavy.com folder, I saw one report of part of tree down in Suffolk.  I saw one report of a limb down in Hampton.  On the official report I noticed that there was a wind gust report to near 60mph in Yorktown (yellow dot).  I didn’t see any damage reports from there, but I had one viewer on facebook say that they were on the Coleman bridge when that happened.  They said it was very scary, and they were surprised the report wasn’t higher.  I wouldn’t want to be on the Coleman bridge during any type of storm. That thing is taalllll.

It was interesting to watch. The weather was very quiet at the noon hour.  Then within about 45 minutes, the storms flared up.  They started inland and then pushed northeast.  Here is what it looked like around 3:30pm.

Satellite/Radar Yesterday

Satellite/Radar Yesterday

Showers and storms continued on and off during the overnight.  Then this morning they became some light/scattered showers.  Here are the rain totals for the last 24 hours.

24 Hour Rain Totals

24 Hour Rain Totals

The rain from Elizabeth City all fell this morning.  My weather watcher in Currituck had nothing from yesterday, then he also picked up about 0.8″ between about 6 and 8am.  There was a whopping 2.76″ of rain at West Point, but Don in Toano only had 0.67″.  Oceana missed a lot of the rain, but I believe northeast Chesapeake and northern Virginia Beach had about 1-2″.  There was some street flooding reported there.

Today a cold front is still moving through the region, but very slowly.  There is also a weak area of low pressure creeping along the front.  So the rain will hang on for a little while longer.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

The models hold onto the rain through about the mid afternoon.  Then the drier weather should take over and end the rain.  We’ll dry out tonight with low in the 60s.  There may be some patchy fog.  Then tomorrow looks great.  We’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s.  Winds will be northeast at about 8-12mph.  We’ll see nice weather on Friday and Saturday too.  Just a slight chance for a shower on Saturday.  There’s a little higher chance for rain on Sunday, but the models keep going up and down with the rain chances.  So stay tuned if you have outdoor plans.

Now I looked at some of the technical stuff for yesterday’s storms.  There are some differences between last week’s and yesterday’s weather.  So I’m going to get very nerday ( I made that up) for this paragraph.  Anyone afraid or bored can skip to the end. Ahem… So yesterday we had a lot of instability.  According to the  SPC forecast tools, we started to see a CAPE (Convective Available Potential Energy) of about 4,000-4,500 J/Kg.  that is huge.  Plus, we had some upper level winds move in.  The 0-6km shear was about 30 knots.  That’s not too impressive, but it’s enough.  That’s also about the same as last Thursday.  However, yesterday we were in a wider area of those winds.  Last Thursday we had a jetsreak at the 700mb (millibars) level. We didn’t have that this time, but we did have some upper level divergence around the jetstream level (300 mb).  This means that winds were set up to spread out in the upper levels.  This promotes rising air underneath to take its place. Which is what storms like.  We had a lifted index of -7 to -8 yesterday.  That is also very unstable.  So the storms yesterday occurred on a larger scale.  (Basically the whole east coast).  They exploded around 1 in the afternoon.  They were roaring for a couple of hours, but then the outflows became widespread.  This shut off a lot of the storms as most temps dropped into the 70s.  So things quieted down during the evening.  Since the cap wasn’t too strong yesterday, the storms didn’t get a chance to build as tall as last week.  So there were few reports of hail yesterday. Also, I believe that there was a pocket of cooler weather at 700mb last week with that jetstreat, but I can’t prove it.  Either way, I am ready for some quieter weather.

The tropics are quiet right now.  Our weather will be quiet for a few days.  So enjoy the peace.  Seems like mother nature has had a little bit of high blood pressure lately.  This weekend is the Jazz Festival in Norfolk.  So let’s hope the weather stays calm for that.  Plus, Don Roberts is going to throw out the first pitch at the tides game on Friday.  We HAVE to have nice weather for that event.  Otherwise Don might have a bad throw.   :  )

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Strong To Severe Storms Today

July 15th, 2014 at 8:18 am by under Weather

Once again we are looking at some active weather in the region.  There are some ingredients coming together to produce the chance for severe weather today.  We are under a slight risk, and I wonder if we will be upgraded to a moderate risk for severe.  This risk is put out by the Storm Prediction Center.   We could see some severe winds and large hail.  Heavy rain is likely over parts of the region. An isolated tornado is possible, but it is the least likely of today’s threats. There are several ingredients that are coming together to cause this elevated threat for severe.

First off…it is going to be hot and humid once again.  Temps will rise to the low 90s and the dew points are in the low 70s.  This will make for a very muggy day, and that will lead to a good amount of instability.  The CAPE (Convective Available Potential Instability) is one way to measure instability.  It will be high like yesterday.  It will probably be over 2000.  For reference 500-1000 is about the minimum for some strong storms.  However, today there will also be some upper level wind support to go with it.  Due to the cooler air over the Midwest, the jetstream is taking a large dip.

Weahter Factors

Weahter Factors

It will be coming up just to our west, and it will be edging east.  That is in the upper levels.  This will help to support the storms from above while the instability will let the storms grow from the bottom.  At the same time, the surface a strong cold front will be moving into western Virginia/North Carolina into the afternoon.  So the area ahead of both of these features will be ripe for thunderstorms.   Right now (as I write this) the front is in Ohio and almost to Pennsylvania.

Satellite, Radar, And Fronts

Satellite, Radar, And Fronts

Notice the showers and storms out ahead of the front earlier this morning.  The front will make it to our area by this evening, but storms will fire out way out ahead of it.  In fact our Future Trak model develops some scattered strong storms already by 3pm.

Future Trak (3pm)

Future Trak (3pm)

The front will slowly push through our region.  We’ll continue with a chance for rain through tonight into tomorrow morning.  The rain may even linger through noon tomorrow, but we should start drying out by the afternoon. Overall we are looking at a good 1-2″ of rain through the region.  It will depend on whether or not you sit under one of the local downpours.

Forecast Rain Totals

Forecast Rain Totals

Again… highs today will be in the low 90s with a heat index in the mid 90s.  Tomorrow the front will knock our highs down to the low 80s.  We’ll see nice weather Thursday and Friday with highs in the low/mid 80s.  We will get some of that drier Midwestern air into the region.  Low temperatures will be in the 60s on Thursday and Friday mornings.  I only have a slight chance for a shower on Saturday, but a higher chance for Sunday.  Highs should still be in the 80s.

Please be weather aware today.  Especially if you are heading to the beach or out to the local parks.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler