Forecast Last Updated at Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:00PM
Warmest Week Yet
A front moved across our region Sunday evening and settles just to our southeast through Wednesday. Drier air is overtaking the region thanks to high pressure centered in the Great Lakes. We have a "barely worth mentioning" change of a thundershower this afternoon (mostly along the Blue Ridge); then Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry. Temperatures warm after today making this the warmest week of summer thus far.
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Hi: 81 Lo: 58
Partly cloudy; Cannot completely rule out a stray t-shower; Light NW wind
Hi: 84 Lo: 61
Mostly sunny & warm; Light & variable wind
Hi: 86 Lo: 63
Generally sunny; Very warm; South wind 5-10 mph, becoming light
Hi: 86 Lo: 65
Scattered clouds; Very warm; Isolated afternoon thundershowers
Hi: 85 Lo: 65
Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-showers; Very warm
Saturday - Sunshine followed by more PM clouds; Scattered PM showers & t-showers; Warm; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Sunday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-showers; Continued warm; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s
A front moved through Sunday evening and stalls just to our south and east. It's close enough today for an ever-so-slight chance of an afternoon thundershower, mostly along the Blue Ridge.
High pressure, centered in the Great Lakes, will not be denied two days in control of our weather with drier air. Temperatures will gradually warm after today.
Beginning Thursday, the front to our south/east gradually fades off the map. We will then transition to a classic summer pattern with the Bermuda high building and a consistent flow of warm, humid air coming from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures remain warm and afternoon thundershower coverage builds. Expect only isolated coverage Thursday, but scattered coverage thereafter. That will be our weather beyond the 7-day window as well.
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