Posted:Sunday (5/3/14) 8:00pm
After the very nice start we had to the weekend, a cold front will drop south into the region late Sunday before stalling somewhere across southern Virginia/North Carolina border for the early part of next week. This will bring clouds and the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday evening through Tuesday as a few different disturbances ride along it. Things look to remain pretty scattered so not everyone will see rain each of these days.
|Sunday predicted surface map via the WPC|
By mid-week, the same front will edge north again as a warm front extending east of low pressure system heading into the upper mid-west. This will bring yet another chance for showers and storms. A large tropical high pressure system out in the Atlantic will help pump in lots of warm, humid air by late week. Most areas should be in the 80s Friday and it wouldn't be surprising to even see some piedmont/southeast Virginia locations hit 90. There will definitely be a summer-like feel in the air.
|Thursday Predicted Surface Map via the WPC|
The storm system across the mid-west will rocket into southeastern Canada by the weekend. It's looking like its trailing cold front will work through sometime Saturday or Sunday bringing another shot for showers and storms. Below are the GFS and EURO model depictions (via AccuPro) for Saturday at 2 pm showing some of the discrepancy in timing of the front. I know there's a lot of graduation stuff going on next weekend so something worth keeping an eye on.
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