Rain Chances Remain High… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather remains unsettled today, although storms are more scattered at the moment. Most of our area has picked up atleast one passing downpour, but if you haven’t got rain yet today, there is still a chance of a passing downpour or two through the evening hours. Storms will decrease in coverage overnight, with muggy conditions. Patchy fog will be possible overnight.

Thursday will feature a mild day, with a good chance of showers and storms developing. While there could be a shower or storm at any point during the day, it appears the best chance will be during the afternoon and evening hours.

The coverage of storms will decrease slightly on Friday and Saturday, but I still expect storms on radar. The risk of any one spot getting rained on drops down to 50% both days. Expect highs in the upper 80s, with lows in the lower to middle 70s.

Another surface front approaches the area on Sunday and Monday, stalling just to our north. This will help to enhance rain chances to 60% on Sunday and 70% on Monday. The forecast by the middle of next week becomes much more uncertain, as models are having a tough time with the front. If the front remains just to our north, we’ll maintain a good chance of scattered storms through the middle of next week.

Franklin became the first hurricane of the Atlantic season in the extreme southwest Gulf of Mexico. Winds are at 75mph as of 4pm, and some strengthening is possible before landfall sometime tonight in central Mexico. The center is so far south of Brownsville Texas, that even the high cirrus cloud deck is south of Brownsville. Other than an increase in surf, no impacts will be experienced along the US gulf coast.

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Richard Scott
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