A slow moving area of low pressure brought us a band of widespread rainfall Tuesday morning, and there is still more to come as we move throughout the day.
Temps will struggle into the 60s Tuesday with highs reaching into the mid-sixties by the afternoon, but that is still below normal for this time of year. We are generally looking at 0.25″-0.75″ of rainfall across the state, but we could use the rain.
We are concerned with any flooding problems at this time. Any flooding is likely to stay to our south, and focused more in Virginia and West Virginia. Our flash flood guidance shows that we could easily handle a good 3 inches of rainfall without any problems.
Rain showers are expected to continue overnight and through Wednesday morning, followed by the chance for a thunderstorm/thundershower or two by Wednesday afternoon. If we are lucky, we will see a few peaks of sunshine throughout the day. But keep in mind, the more sunshine we see, the more instability will increase. That means we are more likely to build up enough energy for thunderstorms/thundershowers.
This storm will finally start to edge away by Thursday as a brief area of high pressure builds in for Friday (as temps climb near 80!). Models are pointing towards a cold frontal passage bringing us messy weather to start off the weekend.