Weather Summary from July 8
The cold front that moved through the Northeast on Saturday providing much needed relief from the heat has stalled across the Southern Mid-Atlantic. This has created a boundary that triggered widespread showers and storms from the Virginia and Delaware coastline all the way back to Missouri.
Some of the embedded storms did manage to reach severe limits, with the main risk being damaging winds. A little over 100 damaging wind reports were documented by the SPC. Unfortunately, the rain was steady but not heavy leading to little relief of the worsening drought conditions.
Aside from the rain, the other main story is the continued heat across the East Central US. Temperatures soared into the 100s from Illinois extending southwest into Texas. The heat was highlighted by a high of 107° in St. Louis.
Tomorrow, more widespread rain is expected across the Southern Mid-Atlantic. Rainfall rates are again expected to be low, generally an inch or less. As for temperatures, much less 100° readings are on tap, although 90s will still be prominent across the Southeast, Texas and the North Central US.