Well, the heat continues but in a few days we will start to get some relief! In the mean-time, still expecting plenty of sunshine with high temps in the mid/upper 90s and heat indices in the triple digits. We will begin to watch more closely for the possibility of a shower developing Thursday afternoon; however, most of the energy should stay north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
On Friday, temps should return to the lower or mid 90s in most cases, with more in the way of clouds blossoming during the afternoon. We have a better chance to see a thunderstorm or two close to the metro by Friday afternoon, but most areas will continue to stay dry.
Saturday should be the “most active day” of our next four as far a thunderstorm coverage and frequency is concerned ahead of our next storm-system. Prior experience tells us that any time the back of a heat wave gets broken, any thunderstorms that do develop will tend to be strong or severe. Saturday will be no exception to this rule of thumb. Once this weather system passes through by Sunday, highs will drop back into the mid/upper 80s (closer to “normal” for this time of year).