Rain and storms will continue to develop across zones 6 and 7 this afternoon and evening. While it’s not impossible for a few to reach severe limits with gusty winds, no widespread severe weather is anticipated.
Better chances of strong to severe storms will be in place on Wednesday as an upper-level trough and front move into the region. These features coupled with lots of moisture and large amounts of instability will allow for some strong to severe storms to develop through the afternoon/evening with damaging winds, hail, and perhaps a couple of tornadoes being possible.
With a saturated environment in place across zones 6 and 7 over the next 48 hours, heavy rain will be likely under t’storms. Some places locally could see 4-5” of new rainfall through late Wednesday night! For this reason, localized flooding remains a concern.
The heat will stick around through Thursday, but some relief from it is on the way. High pressure will settle in Friday through most of the weekend. This will allow a lot of sunshine, but also cool highs back closer to 80°.