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Charlie’s Forecast: Sunny skies turn gray as PM storms develop

Unsettled afternoon weather will be the norm this weekend
Published: Jun. 15, 2020 at 9:05 PM EDT|Updated: 6 hours ago
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Quick Forecast:

Today: Mostly sunny then scattered afternoon thunderstorms develop. Highs near 81°. Winds out of the south at 6 to 11 mph. Rain chance: 40%

Tonight: Scattered showers and storms. Lows near 63°. Winds out of the south at 7 to 12 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny then scattered afternoon storms develop. Highs near 80°. Winds out of the southwest at 7 to 15 mph.

Saturday

A weak boundary front will push into the area late Saturday night, leading to rain showers after midnight. A few heat generated storms will be possible this afternoon, and while the severe weather threat is not zero, it will be fairly low today (risk level: 1 out of 5). Storms will start to develop between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and will remain on the radar until 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. A secondary boundary front will spark more rain around midnight. Highs will warm to the low 80s with a breeze becoming more southerly during the afternoon hours.

Sunday

The system that helped push rain into the East Saturday will spend another day dropping downpours as we close out the weekend. Thunderstorms will again be part of the afternoon forecast as instability rises with the approaching cold front. The threat of severe weather will be lower than Saturday. Temperatures will again reach the low 80s with a breeze out of the southwest at 7 to 15 mph.

Monday & Tuesday

The storms of the weekend will be clear of the coast as we start the work week. Despite the passage of Sunday’s cold front, we’ll still see our temperatures reach near 80° on both Monday and Tuesday. The sunshine will come with a northwesterly breeze Monday before going calm on Tuesday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 50s both evenings.

Wednesday

A weak surface low will try to spin up some showers here in the East as it moves across the state. Not much rain is expected and this setup will not be conducive to severe weather. Highs will take a bit of a tumble as winds will start to move in out of the north. Plan on temperatures reaching the mid 70s with a northerly breeze blowing in at 7 to 15 mph.

Thursday & Friday

A high pressure system will follow Wednesday’s weak low, and while this will keep skies mostly clear and blue, temperatures will continue to dip. Highs will fall to the upper 60s with overnight lows returning to the mid to upper 40s. Rain drops will hold off until the following weekend.