Quickcast Forecast

Clearing and Cooler
Lows: 57-65
Wind: N 5 m.p.h.
Mostly Sunny and Nice
Highs: Mid 80s
Wind: NW 5-10 m.p.h.
Mostly Sunny, Stray Storm Late
Highs: Around 90
Precipitation: 20%

A disturbance along a cold front in WV is producing widespread shower and thunderstorm activity across VA. Most of the heavier rain and thunderstorms are expected to remain south of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Meanwhile, for the third consecutive day, rain and thunderstorms are keeping NC vacationers inside at the Outer Banks. And showers will still be possible there tomorrow.

Across our region, the showers and southern thunderstorms will move out tonight, followed by clearing skies. High pressure builds back overhead tomorrow with plenty of sunshine and drier air. Over the weekend though, the heat and humidity will return. We are forecasting partly cloudy, hot and humid conditions with highs both days around 90 to the lower 90s. There is a slight chance an isolated afternoon thunderstorms could pop up on Saturday but the better chances will hold off until Sunday afternoon. Looking ahead…another push of unseasonably cool and dry air will arrive on Tuesday.

Updated:  Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 3:46 pm