At look at the weather map has high pressure still nosed in along the eastern seaboard, so the WBTV viewing area will enjoy one more dry and mild afternoon with variably cloudy skies readings in the mid to upper 60s.
Things begin to change tonight. Clouds will lower and thicken and rain will break out for most of us late, although most of it will be spotty and light, perhaps more drizzle than anything. Lows will be on the mils side, mainly in the 50s.
A cold front will approach the east coast on Wednesday and showers are possible at any time during the day. Highs will reach the upper 60s, so it will be still be on the mild side. Southerly winds will pick up as well, especially in the mountains, where gusts could reach 30-50 mph as the front closes in.
As for rain, the heaviest and steadiest still appears to come Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Rain will be heavy at times during that period, with a solid 1-2 inches for most of us by the time the front pulls east mid-morning Thursday. Keep in mind, some communities in the mountains and foothills could receive well over 2 inches, and flood watches may be issued for that part of the WBTV viewing area.
There is also a slight risk that some thunder and lightning could accompany the front early Thursday morning, and while the threat of severe weather – including a weak tornado – is not great, it’s also not out of the question. That stated, the risk is much lower than areas to our west, where tornadoes broke out earlier today from Texas up to Kansas.
Behind the front, skies will clear by Thursday afternoon and we'll enjoy a breezy and warm afternoon with highs in the 70s east of the mountain.
As for the end of the week, we should have plenty of sunshine for Friday and the weekend, but it get progressively chillier, going from near 60° Friday to the 50s Saturday ad mainly in the 40s on Sunday.
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