There was a lull in activity earlier this morning as a dry slot of air wrapped its way into the circulation of the area of the pesky low pressure system over the mid-Atlantic. Instability has increased throughout the day thanks to a few breaks in the clouds and the sun warming the surface.
This increase in instability is setting the scene for unsettled weather this afternoon and evening. A few showers and thunderstorms have already started to pop up, with most mainly south and west of the metro area. Strong thunderstorms are not out of the questions as we head into the evening with the possibility of gusty winds, heavy rain and small hail.
This area of low pressure will keep skies mostly cloudy overnight, keeping low temps mild and in the mid 50s. As the sun sets, coverage and intensity of showers and storms will decrease.
Thursday our winds are expected to shift, which will dry out lower levels in the atmosphere. Thursday will be “drier” than Wednesday; however, we are still keeping the chances for scattered showers and a t’storm in the forecast for the afternoon and evening.
Friday will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the low 80s. A cold front will then approach from the west bringing us unsettled weather for the weekend.