Strong Storms Tuesday

Scattered storms through this evening
Posted at 3:22 PM, Jul 30, 2019

The MaxTrack is showing strong to borderline severe thunderstorms this evening as a cold front continues to slide through. Heavy rain and abundant lightning are the expected threats, but damaging wind and hail are also possible. Temperatures have been cooler thanks to the abundant cloud coverage and have only reached the low to middle 80s. The wind is also cranking out of the southwest up to 20 mph sustained.

Showers and storms will continue to sweep across the Commonwealth as the front pushes in. Expect torrential rainfall which could lead to minor flooding along with abundant lightning. The stronger cells have been exhibiting strong wind gusts which could be damaging to property. Also, small to moderate hail is possible. Storms will continue this evening and start to wind down overnight. A few leftover morning showers are possible. The middle of Wednesday will show mostly cloud coverage. By the afternoon, heating will allow some of the cumulus to build into isolated thundershowers. As we continue through the rest of this week, rain chances go down. The inverse will happen with temperatures and humidity.