WEATHER BLOG: Stormy
The first front will slide eastward today and ahead of it we will have plenty of clouds and a couple of rounds of showers and a thunderstorm. Much like we saw last evening and overnight, the rain can be occasionally heavy with a moisture laden atmosphere. It will not rain all the time, but any of showers and any thunderstorm can have downpours, especially during the midday and afternoon as the front moves closer. We are not expecting much, if any, in the way of appreciable sunshine, but temperatures will still recover to the middle 70s between the showers and any thunderstorm.
We are not too impressed for any severe weather with the lack of sunshine to aid instability and the lack of any strong upper level dynamics, but with the downpours, we can’t rule out gusty winds for a time. The chance for strong to severe storms with hail and damaging winds will be farther south from southern DE and southern MD southward through southeast VA and eastern NC into SC. In general, we are expecting 0.25-.50 of additional rain today into early tonight before the front slides off to our east before midnight and clouds break up some later tonight. With the nature of the precip, some spots will have less and some spots will have more.
The second front will be coming eastward and crossing the area early tomorrow morning and will probably be void of any shower as the first front removes the rich moisture. However, that front will be sending in cooler air tomorrow and stirring a gusty breeze from the west-northwest averaging 15-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. That downsloping wind, dry air and some sunshine will help offset the cooling somewhat tomorrow, but with temperatures aloft falling during the day, it looks like we will be no higher than the upper 60s, and that may be around noon before temperatures hold steady and tail off a couple of degrees.