Things have started to quiet down across the country weather-wise. The threat for severe weather will begin to diminish as an area of low pressure works its way off the East Coast. This is welcomed news to those in the South/Southeast. After record breaking rainfall, the sun returns and things have a chance to dry out. However, a few strong storms are still possible this afternoon across Florida. Hail and gusty winds are the primary threats in the darker green shaded area.
Tomorrow, no widespread severe weather is expected, but garden-variety thunderstorms are possible across parts of the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic thanks to an upper level area of low pressure pushing in from the north. As a cold front works its way across the central U.S., storms are likely to pop ahead of that boundary from the Front Range to the High Plains.
Temperatures will continue to climb above average in the Southwest into this weekend as an upper level ridge builds over the West. Phoenix has a shot at hitting 100° for the first time this year! The last time they saw a 100° reading was last September. Temperatures look to stay above Phoenix’s average of 89° for the next few days.
Las Vegas will also be in the 90s through this weekend.
-Meteorologist Ashley O’Connor