Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s a really nice spring day in progress across the Commonwealth, but rounds of storms are on the way for the rest of the week. It’s a setup that can lead to some strong boomers from time to time.
Highs out there today will generally range between 75 and 80 with partly sunny skies.
Humidity levels increase on Wednesday with temps around 80 for highs. Late day showers and storms may increase into Wednesday night as a cold front drops in from the northwest:
Some of these storms may be strong or severe. Here’s the Wednesday severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center:
That front slows down and becomes stationary from west to east across the state, leading to some additional rounds of showers and storms.
Here’s the Thursday severe weather outlook from the SPC:
Watch how additional showers and storms develop and roll in from the west on Friday:
Some big storms are possible in that setup, especially with very warm and humid air pressing in. Temps surge deep into the 80s, with the chance for a 90 showing up into Mother’s Day Weekend:
Is this an indication of the summer to come? The short answer to that is… No. We have a super wet spring in progress and the rain totals for the year are WAY above normal for the entire state…
The long term Palmer Drought Index shows we aren’t alone with a wetter than normal ground…
Make it a terrific Tuesday and take care.