Showers and storms will pop-up later this afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could spark up and turn severe. This stormy weather will be in the southern portions of the Shenandoah Valley and areas east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The I-66, 270, 95, and 495 corridors may be affected by a few isolated severe storms. Hopefully, the thunderstorms will be a bit less hectic than yesterdays. Regardless, we have you covered on-air, online, and social media. Be sure to download the WDVM Wx app and keep it close by especially as we head into this afternoon.
A Marginal Risk of severe weather is possible Saturday. We will mainly see flooding as the main threat. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for our region. We could all see a good inch of rainfall across the entire region, but some areas could see 1-3 inches with a few isolated locations seeing up to 4! Be sure to avoid flood waters at all costs! Most flood deaths occur with people in vehicles. Turn around, don’t drown! Be sure to stay away or be swept away! Take precaution near flood waters and keep a reasonable distance from them.
Many events are happening this weekend with a few showers starting to pop-up this afternoon. A few storms will spark up late during the afternoon and into the early evening hours. Apple Blossom and a few local area proms are on tonight along with a few races at the Frederick, Md. Running Festival. No matter where you are in the four-state we will keep you informed when severe weather strikes.
Rainfall will continue into Sunday morning. Showers will begin to exit out of the region as we head into the afternoon. We are hoping for a bit more sunshine on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures rebound into the 70’s and 80’s! Temperatures may cool as we head into the middle of the week as clouds with showers enter back into the region with a chance of rain Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Stay tuned for all the latest weather information.
Here is a look at your 7-day forecast:
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70’s with a few locations getting up into the 80’s. Winds will be out of the north and northwest at 5-10 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with heavy showers and a few storms. Storms should dissipate by midnight. Expect showers to continue into Sunday morning. Lows will be in the upper 50’s and lower 60’s. Winds will be out of the north and northeast at 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy skies with heavy showers during the morning and early afternoon before clearing out mid to late afternoon and into the evening. Highs will be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.
Monday: Expect partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the low to mid 70’s.
Tuesday: Look to see partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper 70’s and lower 80’s.
Wednesday: Anticipate partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.
Thursday: Watch for mainly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.
Friday: Plan for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of a thundershower. Highs will be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s with a few areas in the middle 70’s.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Meteorologist Derek Bowen