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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11:33AM

Dry For Now

Today and early Thursday will be the "picks of the week" with plenty of sun and warm temperatures. Today remains dry without a mention of rain in the forecast. Clouds increase Thursday afternoon and rain returns late Thursday with widely scattered storms. Coverage of showers and storms becomes more scattered Friday through Sunday as temperatures are dialed back a few degrees. We may catch a break in coverage of showers and storms as we begin the next workweek, becoming more widely scattered.

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Wednesday

Hi: 84 Lo: 62

Scattered clouds: Seasonably warm; Light and variable wind
Thursday

Hi: 86 Lo: 64

Partly sunny; Widely scattered PM showers and thunderstorms; SW wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 84 Lo: 66

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers and thunderstorms, generally during the afternoon hours; SW wind 5-10 mph
Saturday

Hi: 83 Lo: 66

Mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers and thunderstorms
Sunday

Hi: 82 Lo: 66

Mostly cloudy; Scattered mainly PM showers and thunderstorms

Further Out

Monday - Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered mainly PM showers and thunderstorms; High in the lower 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered mainly PM showers and thunderstorms; High in the lower 80s; Low in the mid 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure over the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic allows for one more really nice day. Abundant sunshine and warm temperatures will take center stage Wednesday and early Thursday. Chances for showers and storms increase Thursday as well as afternoon clouds. High pressure shifts over the eastern seaboard Thursday into Friday as more moisture builds into the region. This will result in increasing clouds late Thursday with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms developing through the PM hours.

Coverage of showers and storms becomes more scattered Friday as an upper level disturbance moves into the region out of the Ohio Valley with a cold front extending through the Great Lakes and the Midwest. The upper level disturbance hangs over the Appalachians and into the Mid-Atlantic through the weekend as the front stalls over the region. This will result in another round of scattered showers and mostly PM thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday. Cloud cover through the weekend will help take a bite out of high temperatures.

The upper disturbance moves off the New England coast by Monday as our stationary front lingers over the region. Coverage of showers and storms looks more subdued Monday (widely scattered) without the upper support from the weekend. The next upper low develops Monday over the Central Plains and quickly moves into the Midwest with a low pressure at the surface and a developing warm frontal zone across the Tennessee Valley. This will keep clouds around with continued widely scattered coverage of mostly PM showers and thunderstorms Tuesday.

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