BLOG: Weekend Weather

After dense fog lifted Thursday morning and rain tapered off, the temperature was able to reach the lower and middle-70s across much of the region in the afternoon. However, some even warmer (and very humid) air that surged into northern and central Virginia caused thunderstorms that spawned a handful of tornadoes. There’s at least a chance today that some scattered thunderstorms (mostly associated with a cold front that will be arriving this afternoon) could bring locally damaging wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour. However, most of us will just have a couple of showers to contend with today.

It will be turning much cooler Friday night behind that front with some clearing possible late. Winds out of the west and southwest Saturday could gust as high as 30 or 35 mph as somewhat cooler air spreads out across the region.

Although a shower cannot be ruled out entirely on Monday as a disturbance racing through the Great Lakes and the Northeast pushes a front through the mid-Atlantic states, there’ll be a few better opportunities to see rain during midweek, especially late on Tuesday, Tuesday night and Wednesday. Behind the next upper-level trough, it should be noticeably cooler about a week from now (with temperatures probably no higher than the lower-60s next Friday and Saturday).

Have a good day !!!


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