Rain at Times… Cooler By Late Week/Weekend… Monday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! It has turned out to be a gloomy start to our work week, with a thick cloud deck and scattered to numerous showers tracking across the area. An upper level low to our west is helping to pull in deep tropical moisture in from the Gulf, along with a weak tropical low in the central Gulf. This will continue to spread rain at times into our area tonight through Wednesday before drying out Wednesday night. Keep in mind, it will not rain non-stop through Wednesday, but rain may be heavy in spots. Expect some foggy issues overnight tonight and early on Tuesday, so drive careful if out on the roads! Expect lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s tonight.

The upper level low will track east some on Tuesday, but we will continue under the influence of moisture and uplift, so expect rain at times. Highs will likely top out below the 80 degree mark due to extensive clouds and occasional rain. The upper level low will lift out on Wednesday, but a surface boundary will track in from the north, sparking a few scattered showers. I don’t expect a major rain event on Wednesday, but some showers are certainly possible. Once we get into Thursday and Friday, cooler and drier air will take over. Look for a return of sunshine both days, with highs in the middle to upper 70s. We’ll drop into the upper 50s Friday morning, then lower 50s Saturday/Sunday morning. I wouldn’t be shocked if areas north of I-20 reach the upper 40s at night this weekend. The airmass moving in by late week/weekend will feel much like a Fall airmass! Enjoy!

In the tropics, we have a weak low in the Gulf that won’t amount to anything but a rain maker for the Gulf coast, but we are very interested in Tropical Depression 11 east of the Bahamas. All models develop this into a tropical storm, then track it into the northeast US or mid Atlantic states this weekend. This could cause some issues for the major metropolitan areas across the mid-Atlantic into the northeast this weekend, so keep an eye on the weather if you have travel plans there. It is unlikely this becomes a major storm, but rain and breezy winds will cause problems…

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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