First Warning Forecast: Rain clears out and summer returns

Posted at 6:54 PM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-07 22:51:18-04

Meteorologist Kristy Steward's First Warning Forecast

Good Saturday evening! It was a sopping wet Saturday. Thunderstorms dumped 1-2" of rain with localized amounts up to 4" across the region in a short amount of time today. That sparked numerous flash flood warnings and advisories. Now, we've dried out and all advisories/watches/warnings have expired. A few lingering sprinkles are possible, but most of us will stay dry the rest of tonight.

Late tonight, clouds will begin to gradually clear out. As they do, patchy fog will be able to form. By mid-morning Sunday, the fog should be cleared out.

A ridge begins to build over the region Sunday, bringing us back to that early-August summertime reality of heat and humidity. Highs Sunday will be in the mid 80s, climbing to the low 90s for the entire workweek. Sunday through Wednesday look to be mostly dry days. A few PM pop-up storms can't be ruled out. Late next week, disturbances will start to move in ahead of an approaching cold front. That will bring us slightly greater rain chances Thursday through Saturday.

Meteorologist Kristy Steward