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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:41AM

Halfway There

Two stormy days down, two more to go. Scattered showers and storms fire quickly around lunchtime and continue through the afternoon, fizzling early this evening. Sound familiar? Thursday is similar but the timing may be a little later in the day tied closer to a cool front that moves through from the west. Friday brings a one-day reprieve from the storminess.

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Wednesday

Hi: 81 Lo: 65

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thundershowers; Light SW wind
Thursday

Hi: 82 Lo: 62

Partly sunny with scattered to numerous PM showers & thunderstorms; SW wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 84 Lo: 61

Lots of sunshine & warm for the first day of summer; NW wind 5-10 mph
Saturday

Hi: 85 Lo: 64

Partly sunny; Scattered daytime showers & storms
Sunday

Hi: 86 Lo: 64

Partly sunny; Warmer; Scattered PM showers & storms

Further Out

Monday - Partly cloudy; Warm; Isolated PM showers and storms; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Tuesday - Scattered clouds; Warm; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

For those who've had more than you fair share of rain, "good riddance". For those who have dodged the heavy rain thus far you will be worn out by tomorrow night. Scattered afternoon/evening showers and storms continue to be the theme today and Thursday. A front moves through from the west tomorrow night introducing at least one dry day (for most of us anyway) Friday. Then it gets convoluted...

Behind the frontal passage we're left with an upper level northwest flow this weekend as ridging becomes more pronounced and centered over the Gulf. The pattern is conducive for clusters of showers and storms to develop in the Midwest and travel towards the southern/central Appalachians. As it stands now we have two prospective rounds of showers and storms. One potentially arriving Saturday morning or midday and another Sunday afternoon. Whether this comes to fruition or not is left in the balance until we get a day or two closer to the weekend. Even then, some refinement will be necessary.

Beyond Sunday we lose the northwest flow as the ridge flattens to some extent and moves east. I have painted a cautiously optimistic drier trend early next week.

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