After a rather stormy Wednesday, Thursday’s storms were rather hit or miss as we passed into the afternoon. Thanks to a cold front making it’s way through the Commonwealth, this is a trend that will continue as we’re in store for more off-and-on weekend storms.
Tracking a Friday Front
We begin the end of the week with a glance at our handy-dandy national surface map.
A frontal boundary has been hung up in the area for the past couple of days or so, giving those complexes of scattered showers and storms a path to travel down, if you will, as they move through the area. And today will be no exception.
The front will work through ever so slowly, with some of the moisture lagging behind, keeping scattered shower and storm chances with us through the day. Though, I think the best time to see any rain will be from the morning through about the lunch hour. The front begins to sink farther southward, leaving more scattered activity behind for the afternoon.
Temperatures will take more of a hit this afternoon thanks to lingering cloud cover and the aforementioned rain chances. Highs will hover around 82° in the afternoon, perhaps a bit lower if you hang on to a shower a little longer. We’ll begin to slowly drop the humidity as well, especially later tonight. 65° is what we’ll muster for a low as skies slowly clear.
Looking Like a Pretty Good Saturday
Based on model trends over the last couple of days, Saturday has trended not just drier, but much more pleasant as well.
The front will be behind us and that means milder air and (somewhat) lower humidity.
Broad high pressure will exert it’s influence for at least a little bit of time, allowing a mostly sunny and milder Saturday after several days of rain.
Not only this, but we’ll be able to scour out at least a little humidity (think dew points going from 70°+ to around 65°). It won’t be bone dry out there, but it will feel at least a little more comfortable to go along with those highs near 84°. Partly cloudy skies stick with us overnight, with a low around 60°.
Sunday Starts Sunny, Slight Chance of a Late Scattered Storm
The start of Sunday may remind you a lot of Saturday, with abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures…but make no mistake, summer humidity is always around the corner.
The first in a series of disturbances will re-introduce more muggy weather before introducing the slight chance for a downpour or storm back into the picture.
Highs should make their way up to near 85° as scattered storms develop and roam through the area. I’d get used to it too, as chances stick around through the evening and into the nighttime hours, with a low only falling to about 70°.
Meteorological Summer Closes…Summery
Scattered shower and storm chances will hang with us through much of the work week, an appropriate forecast for the final week of Meteorological Summer (Meteorological Fall begins next Sunday…September 1!). Highs will also remain appropriately summery, hanging around 85° or so each afternoon. ‘Tis (still) the season.
That just about does it for me! Follow our live weather feed @wxornotbg for the latest updates on your weekend forecast. Have a terrific Friday!