My goal was to update yesterday evening, but my youngest took a little spill will playing Frisbee with Dad and a few friends and needed five stitches. He’s up to 13 on his forehead for his childhood. He handled it like a champ — barely cried and was so proud he didn’t shed a tear when they actually put in the stitches. He’s my child most interested in weather and often asks to check radar when rain, snow and storms are approaching.
I wanted to quickly address the approaching cold front. Model data looked decent 2-3 days go for maybe a good line of thunderstorms and showers tied into the passage, and it seems like as it approaches it loses its punch as it clears the Roanoke and New River valleys. Some prefrontal showers and storms will pop up this afternoon, but coverage won’t be widespread. We lose the heating of the day as the front approaches, so while there could be a few storms riding along the front, it won’t be a regionwide event where watches and warnings will be needed.
So, keep an eye to the sky but we should have an uneventful front passage for most. Folks in the west have the best chance of seeing a passing shower or thunder shower, but most should be spared.