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Isolated storm chances with our late-week cold front

Keeping an eye on the remnants of Nicholas for possible late-week showers
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 3:52 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 10:40 PM EDT
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Look for a nearly identical forecast tonight with lows in the mid 60s under partly cloudy skies. With high pressure in control, our weather pattern will be pretty stagnant.

During this warm stretch, our rain chances will continue to be very limited. It’s possible we could see an isolated shower or storm in the mountains by late Wednesday as a cold front inches closer. Overall chances really aren’t great thanks to the high pressure.

A frontal boundary will trigger a few stray storms on Wednesday.
A frontal boundary will trigger a few stray storms on Wednesday.(WDBJ Weather)

TROPICS

The tropics are still very busy. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring multiple moderate to high risk areas of interest including Nicholas. Nicholas made landfall over Texas early Tuesday morning bringing the threat of flooding rain inland as it begins to slow and veer east through midweek. There’s also an area being investigated by the National Hurricane Center near the Bahamas. This may end up grazing the eastern seaboard with increased rip current risk along with tropical showers. Odette and Peter would be the next named storms on the list.

THURSDAY - FRIDAY

Models are showing a cold front moving out of Canada and shifting high pressure back off the coast. At the same time the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicholas could be pulled into the mid Atlantic. This could bring a slight increase in shower and storm chances by the end of the week. At this point, most of the steadier rain will remain across the deep south with only isolated showers locally. Highs will also return to more seasonable levels for mid-September thanks to additional clouds.

A cold front brings an isolated shower/storm into the region Thursday & Friday.
A cold front brings an isolated shower/storm into the region Thursday & Friday.(WDBJ)

THE WEEKEND

Regardless of any tropical showers late this week, cooler and drier weather is expected to return into the weekend. For the third week in a row, a cold front brings in cooler, drier air with highs in the low/mid 80s by Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The heaviest of the rain stays south of our region.
The heaviest of the rain stays south of our region.(WDBJ Weather)