4-State - Hope everyone had a good weekend. We’re starting your work week with some active weather arriving by the afternoon as a cold front moves through the area. This will trigger widespread storms starting after noon and continuing into the mid evening. These storms have a lot of moisture to work with so flash flooding is a concern, especially for areas closer to DC where we can expect the strongest storms. These storms also look to have gusty, potentially damaging winds as well so definitely be weather aware this afternoon and follow for updates and weather alerts. I also can’t rule out hail and the potential for an isolated tornado as these chances are small but not able to be overlooked.
Otherwise, a few morning showers and storms are anticipated west this morning before the main event this afternoon. These will help stabilize the atmosphere-leading to a much smaller potential for severe weather the further one heads west. As for the storms this afternoon, they will be quick to move out of the area by the evening. Following this cold front comes several pleasant, sunny, and dry days as weak high pressure moves in. Things start to get hot again by Thursday before more unsettled weather returns by the weekend.
Here’s a look at your extended forecast:
Today: Storms, some severe, likely with heavy rain. Highs in the lower 80’s. South winds up to 10 mph.
Tonight: A chance of showers and storms before clearing to partly cloudy skies overnight. Lows in the mid 60’s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and dry. Highs in the mid 80’s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs in the mid 80’s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and warm. Highs near 90 degrees.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the upper 80’s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80’s.
- Meteorologist David Dickson