Hot Weekend Ahead… Few Storms on Saturday… Friday Forecast Update – 5:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot and humid again today, with scattered storms on radar. As of 5:30pm, scattered storms were mainly to the south of I-20 and moving southeast. Expect mostly dry conditions overnight, with lows in the lower 70s.

A weak surface front will move into the area on Saturday, which will bring a risk of scattered showers and storms to the area. It will not rain all day, and some areas will remain dry. Expect scattered storms to fire up on radar around midday, then decrease by sunset.

Drier air will arrive on Sunday and Monday, with only a 20% risk of a stray shower or storm south of I-20. Highs will remain in the lower 90s through early next week, with lows in the lower 70s. Humidity will increase by Tuesday and Wednesday, with the chance of a few scattered afternoon storms also on an increase.

In the tropics, Tropical Depression 4 is fizzling out in the central Atlantic. There is another wave to the east of 4, and we’ll need to keep an eye on it. With a large area of stable air moving over the Atlantic basin for the moment, major development is unlikely over the next 5 days. Keep in mind, the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season doesn’t occur until mid September.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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