We wrap up the month of August this week and the forecast, much like it has been all summer, is all over the place.
We begin your Wednesday with some sunshine mixed with clouds, but chances for showers and storms will return this afternoon as a system tries to move in from the north and clip most of the area. The further east you are, the better chances you have to pick up some showers and storms as they move through this afternoon. The heat of the day could also help to fire some storms up between 2 and 8pm.
Temperatures will be moderated today by cloud cover and the rain, keeping most folks in the mid to upper 80s across the area. Some of those storms, however, could be on the stronger to severe side, so we will be keeping a close eye on them.
As we head toward the long holiday weekend, the mercury will begin to rise, sending temperatures soaring back to close to 90 degrees each day. I know a lot of folks will be planning to be outside to celebrate the unofficial end to summer. To that effect, I thought another check of the heat precautions might be called for.
We will also keep those spotty chances for showers and storms in the forecast through the first of next week. A new system, coming around Sunday/Monday, will help knock temperatures back down into the low 80s and maybe even the upper 70s by the middle of next week.
In the event we have severe weather, I will be posting updates on my Twitter (wymtbrobinson) and Facebook (Brandon Robinson WYMT 57 Mountain News) pages.
Finally, I leave you today with the current 7-day forecast.
Keep it locked here for updates.