It was a quiet but warm and muggy start to the day, but storms have developed early this afternoon. Satellite depicts afternoon cumulus clouds developing, along with scattered showers & storms. Highs will top out in the lower 90s for valley locations with feel-like temps closer to 100. Looking at the CPC's release of precipitation for mid to late August, above average rainfall can be expected, especially along the southeastern coast.
As for the next 5 days, rainfall will be limited just to the eastern third of the state. Rainfall amounts, according to the WPC, will generally be upwards of half an inch. Keep in mind this is an average for the entire area, so most locations will receive more or less depending on where storms form the next couple of days.
Speaking of storms, guidance continues to hint at the usual Summer pattern. Rounds of scattered showers/storms will be present each afternoon, dying out overnight. This will be the case through the end of the work week, before better showers arrive into the weekend and next week. Again the severe threat is low, but a few storms could reach those parameters. Heavy downpours and gusty winds will be the biggest threat each afternoon.
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