(Posted Friday 6/26 1pm)First off, here's a look at all the Severe Warnings issued (yellow=severe,red=tornado,purple=marine) and Storm Reports (tree=wind damage, wind symbol= recorded severe wind gust, purple box w/ embedded ice ball=hail) from yesterday. That cluster of storms that developed just east of the Blue Ridge was the reason for all the intense lightning in the Shenandoah Valley.
Eyes now turn towards the weekend system. A low pressure system will rapidly deepen over the Ohio Valley. There's really 2 main parts that will impact our weather...the stationary front and the cold front.
|surface map as of mid-day Friday|
The stationary front is currently draped across the Mid Atlantic with pockets of showers and thunderstorms riding along it. These will continue on and off throughout the day into tonight as warm, moist air continues to flow up and over it. Not expecting any strong storms in the Shenandoah Valley during this period, but showers will be moderate to heavy at times---especially late.
|12z nam for Friday Evening|
|12z nam showing Saturday evening storm potential|