5/17 – Jeff Vorick’s “Thunderstorms” Wednesday Evening Forecast

Showers and thunderstorms have been around since just before noon. Frequent lightning, torrential rain, and occasional gusty winds and hail have accompanied the activity. As we head through the evening and into tonight, expect thunderstorm coverage to gradually come to a close as daytime heating is lost. A weak cold front will be moving through the area tonight which will bring a wind shift.

For your Thursday, expect the possibility of light fog around daybreak. That will quickly dissipate as temperatures will warm up into the 80s. More sunshine can be expected as compared to earlier today. There will be a 40% chance of isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. Weak area of high pressure will build in for the end of the week.

Friday looks to be the driest day with only very isolated pop-up thunderstorm chances. Temperatures will soar into the upper-80s and lower-90s again with plenty of humidity making it feel like nearly 100 degrees. Another cold front will push through the region this weekend bringing a window of elevated rain chances for the second half of Saturday. There are signals of a slightly milder pattern for next week.