More storms are expected across the east today, while the west stays mainly dry. Like yesterday, most of the action will be along and east of the central mountain chain. Some storms have the potential to be severe once again this afternoon. However, the threat for severe weather will be limited to the northeastern corner of the state. However, a storm or two could become severe outside of this area.
A few more storms will pop up across the east Wednesday, but coverage will not be as good. Drier air is punching in from the west, causing moisture to dwindle and temperatures to warm up. By Thursday, afternoon highs will be reaching the triple digits across much of the south, and mid to high 90s in the north. Even high elevation communities in the Northern Mountains will reach the low 80s.
Dry and hot weather dominates through the weekend. Next week a southerly moisture flow to the state. Unlike this week, the moisture will push east to west, covering the entire state. One model shows this as early as Monday and Tuesday next week. However, another model waits until Wednesday and Thursday for moisture to return.