As anticipated, showers and thunderstorms have riddled the radar since around 2 pm this afternoon. None of these storms have reached the severe thunderstorm warning threshold but many have packed a punch with heavy rain and lots of lightning. As the sun sets this evening, those storms will lose most of their fuel and fizzle out. Can’t rule out a few stray showers overnight but for the most part, Tuesday evening will be mostly cloudy, warm and muggy.
Starting off the day Wednesday, some of our models have been picking up on a bit of sunshine through the morning, but clouds will move back in as a cold front starts to make its treck through the northeast. This cold front will fire off some afternoon thunderstorms, some of which could be on the strong to severe side. The main features of these storms will be the heavy rain, gusty wind, and frequent lightning. As always, keep an eye and ear to the sky and if you do hear thunder, head indoors!
Storms settle down once again overnight Wednesday, but warm and muggy air lingers on into Thursday. Our second and final cold front come through Thursday afternoon, firing off, yet again another round of showers and thunderstorms. The atmosphere doesn’t look quite as favorable for stronger storms like Wednesday’s does, but you definitely can expect a few showers and thunderstorms, they just might not be as strong.
After Thursday front come relief from the heat and humidity. Partly to mostly sunny skies, comfortable dewpoints, and temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s throughout the weekend with the slightest chance for a stray shower on Saturday, otherwise, we’re in for another lovely weekend.
-Skytracker Meteorologist Haley Bouley