Good morning! It's shaping up to be another hot day for central Virginia. Highs this afternoon will once again reach the 80s and 90s – almost fifteen degrees above normal. It's officially been a heat wave for Culpeper, with a heat wave defined as three or more consecutive days of at least 90-degree temperatures. Not a fan of the heat? You won't have long to wait for cooler conditions.
A storm system slowly inching across the eastern Plains will park itself over the region for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and early Saturday. This will mean sporadic showers and possibly some isolated thunderstorms as cool, dry air replaces the toasty air currently over the region. Highs for the second half of the week will fall back to the 60s and 70s – more typical for this time of year.
A few random thoughts to chew on this Tuesday morning... our rainfall deficit since January 1 is now 6.80 inches below normal. Our predictor is indicating a quarter inch of rain Wednesday afternoon into very early Thursday morning with more possible through early Saturday. Pollen counts are brutal, especially tree pollen levels for pines and oaks. The recent rains pushed the “blooming” back a few weeks and now we're making up for lost time. How yellow is your car?
If it makes you feel better, parts of Montana could see up to eight inches of snow by late Wednesday. Ahhhh yes, such is the way of Spring.
Over and out-