Published July 10, 2013
The I-95 corridor will get showers and heavy thunderstorms Thursday that will cause further travel problems.
A cold front slowly approaching the area will keep the mugginess around, while also sparking up some heavy showers and storms along the East Coast.
The main threat on Thursday will be the potential for flooding with downpours from these storms.
Moisture coming up from the Gulf of Mexico this July has already brought an excess of rain to much of the mid-Atlantic. The heavy storms Thursday will re-aggravate the flooding problems from earlier in the month.
Cities that should be on the lookout for flash flooding from these drenching storms include Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The threat will also continue southward down to Richmond and Raleigh.
Combined with the daytime heating, thunderstorms also have the potential to bring damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph through the afternoon, especially in eastern Virginia.
Strong to severe storms will linger into the early part of the evening before weakening. However, lingering showers will continue adding to flooding issues.
Through the end of the workweek, the cold front will slowly move eastward and will slip off into the Atlantic. In the wake of the front, there will be a brief drop in temperatures and humidity before early next week.