ABC7 StormWatch with Doug Hill and Jacqui Jeras

Today's Forecast Updated Tuesday at 7:15 AM

Get ready for a sticky week dodging a few thunderstorms.

This Afternoon:
Partly Cloudy, Isolated T-Storms Late
Highs: Mid-Upper 80s
Precipitation: 30%
Evening T-storm Chance, then Mostly Cloudy
Lows: Around 70
Wind: S 4-8
Partly Sunny, Hot, Humid with Sct. PM T-storms
Highs: Mid 80s
Precipitation: 60%


After a gorgeous holiday weekend, we are ending the month of May with very warm conditions. Our weather pattern is setting up to feature a high pressure ridge over much of the Eastern U.S. that will bring temperatures around 10 degrees above average, higher heat and humidity with daily chances of showers and thunderstorms. This weather pattern with a southwesterly flow, looks to last into early next week. Expect temperatures ranging from mid 80s to upper 80s each day. It will be a bit cooler in the mountains in the low to mid 80s.

Latest Blog: May much warmer than average

Thunderstorm chances will primarily be in the afternoon and evening hours with the heating of the day. I expect metro t-storms today between 5p and 11p, but earlier along and west of blue ridge. The risk of organized severe weather is rather low. I am keeping an eye on wind profiles and the potential for heavier downpours on Wednesday afternoon and evening however. It's always a good idea whenever there are storms in the forecast to keep your Stormwatch 7 app handy on your phone, or to check live Doppler online. The weather pattern looks to change up a bit by early next week. Models not agreeing on the timing of it all. We’ll keep you posted on relief in sight.

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