Northeast: Thunderstorms continue to develop in central and eastern Virginia and along the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula. A few of the stronger storms may produce gusty winds and some hail. Drier conditions should build in from northwest to southeast as a cold front pushes through. Once the front passes by the showers and thunderstorms should come to an end. High temperatures should be in the 70s from the Appalachian Mountains westward and in the middle 80s to lower 90s east of the mountains. The warmest temperatures should occur in eastern Virginia where the storms hold off the longest.
South: This afternoon features plenty of heat, humidity and those pesky showers and thunderstorms which remain a threat through the evening. While a pop-up shower or thunderstorm is possible across western Oklahoma and western Texas most areas there should stay dry. Temperatures should generally be in the middle 80s to middle 90s with a few upper 90s possible from central South Carolina through eastern and southern Georgia to northern Florida.
Midwest: Great weather for the Great Lakes, most of the Ohio Valley and the upper and middle Mississippi Valley. Skies remain mostly sunny with pleasant summer temperatures and lower humidity levels. Temperatures should be in the middle and upper 70s across northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan. From southern Minnesota through the southern Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley high temperatures should reach the 80s.
West: The typical summertime thunderstorm pattern across the Southwest gets a bit of a boost today and tomorrow. An upper level disturbance moving west from Texas increases thunderstorms and rainfall in New Mexico today and tonight and Arizona Friday and Friday night. Locally heavy rainfall of an inch or more in the arid desert area will produce flash flooding. High temperatures should hold in the 60s to lower 70s along the coast and reach the middle 70s to lower 80s just a few miles inland.