Severe Weather: Bryan's Thursday Evening Forecast: 7/3/14

- From Meteorologist Bryan Schuerman
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Weather Synopsis: Severe Weather is once again moving through the viewing area for a third day in a row.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect through 9:00 PM tonight for majority of the WHAG Viewing Area except for Garrett County, MD and Somerset County, PA…
Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight for most counties along and to the East of Interstate 81.  Any thunderstorms that does develop will be capable of dropping heavy rainfall in a short period of time.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service this afternoon for quite a few of the counties in our viewing area, with these storms producing damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH, and also we’ve received reports of hail as large as 2 inches in diameter with these thunderstorms, that came from Shenandoah County, Virginia.
These thunderstorms are along and ahead of the cold front that is working through the area. That will pass through tonight into the overnight hours bringing an end to the shower and thunderstorm activity just in time for the holiday weekend. High pressure will control the forecast through the weekend bringing lower humidity values, along with seasonable temperatures into the 80’s, but once we get into next week, things change. We will bring back the chances of showers and thunderstorms next week, through the middle of the week, before things dry out again by the latter portions of next week.
We’re also continuing to track Hurricane Arthur. Hurricane Warnings and Tornado Watches have already been posted for portions of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Arthur will not have a direct impact on our weather, but if you have travel plans for the extended holiday into the Carolinas please check ahead, as mandatory evacuations are in place for portions of the Outer Banks as the National Hurricane Center is projecting Arthur to become a Category 2 Hurricane.
See you on WHAG News at 7:00 and 11:00 PM!
--- Meteorologist Bryan Schuerman
Your Local Weather Leader Short Term Forecast:
Tonight:  Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Severe storms are likely through mid evening with damaging winds, hail and heavy rainfall likely. Skies clearing overnight once the front moves through the area.  Low: 63-68. 
Tomorrow (Friday) Fourth of July: Mostly sunny skies with breezy conditions. Less humid conditions expected.  High: 78-83. 
Tomorrow Night: Mainly clear skies with seasonably cool temperatures.  Low: 50-55. 

Your Local Weather Leader Extended Forecast:
Saturday: Mostly sunny skies.  High: 82.  Low: 56.
Sunday: Mostly sunny skies.  High: 87.  Low: 65. 
Monday: Partly sunny skies with a return to the hazy, hot and humid summer weather with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.  High: 94.  Low: 70.
Tuesday: Partly sunny skies, continued hot and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms..  High: 90.  Low: 71.
Wednesday: Partly sunny skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, continued warm and humid.  High: 88.  Low: 67.
Thursday: Partly sunny skies.  High: 87.  Low: 66.

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