Thank Goodness it’s Friday! Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will linger to start the day before we keep an eye on the afternoon and early evening time frame. A cold front will approach and pass through the region during this time, sending a better chance for showers and thunderstorms our way. A few of these storms may be strong to severe, with gusty winds acting as the primary concern. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out, especially the further south and east you go. Please be sure to keep an eye out for any and all updates.
Rain will quickly get out of here overnight and into Saturday morning as high pressure builds eastward. We’ll have a cooler and rather windy day in place, but at least it’ll be dry. Scattered showers and a thunderstorm or two are possible, especially the further north of I-66 you go, as an impulse of low pressure quickly races through the area. Cool and dry weather returns briefly (again) on Monday.
A weak area of low pressure will move through on Tuesday, and its associated front will stall to our south after its passage. As a result, we have a daily chance for showers and a few thunderstorms from Tuesday through Thursday. All the while, temperatures are near average during this time.
Here’s a look at your extended forecast:
Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely. A few storms may be strong to severe. Highs: 67-72. South winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts may reach 30 mph.
Tonight: Scattered showers and an isolated storm or two will give way to gradual clearing. Lows: 44-49. Northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts may reach 30 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and windy. Highs: 60-65. West winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts may reach 35 to 40 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s.
Monday: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs in the low 60s.
Tuesday: Increasing cloudiness with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the low 70s.
Have a great weekend!
– Meteorologist Adam Rutt