Strong Storms Possible This Week

A warm front lifting north of the Commonwealth tonight will lead to a very warm Tuesday.  We’ll start out in the upper 50s to lower 60s around daybreak and end up near 80 degrees by mid to late afternoon.  It will be breezy throughout the day with gusts over 20 mph at times.  While an isolated storm will be possible during the day, the much better chance of showers and storms will come late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.  Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary concern between midnight Tuesday night and daybreak Wednesday, especially for the northern half of the state.

We’ll see a repeat pattern Wednesday into Wednesday night, which means it will be very warm again throughout the day with isolated storms possible.  A strong cold front will move in Wednesday night, which will likely bring a line of storms into the Commonwealth.  Once again, a few of the storms may be strong or possibly severe. 

Dry conditions will return by Thursday morning, but the winds will be very gusty.  The air behind the aforementioned cold front will be much cooler with highs only in the 50s on both Thursday and Friday.  Overnight lows will dip into the 30s for most of the Commonwealth Thursday night and Friday night.  Temperatures will warm a bit over the weekend with a slight chance of showers Saturday and Sunday.