By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV
Interior parts of the Northeast, especially west of the I-95 corridor, can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and into the evening hours. Areas closer to the coastline are more likely to remain dry, but a pop-up thunderstorm cannot be ruled out during the afternoon. Precipitation chances also increase overnight.
It is a similar story as you head into the Mid-Atlantic, though afternoon thunderstorm coverage may be greater, especially in Virginia and the Carolinas. A severe thunderstorm risk also exists for the Carolinas, with damaging winds being the main threat. High temperatures for the Northeast will range from the high 70s to mid 80s, while the Mid-Atlantic can expect highs in the mid 80s to low 90s.
The Southeast will remain hot and humid, with widespread high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, and heat indices above 100 degrees. There is a chance for morning and early afternoon showers, especially in the southern Appalachians, while Florida features its typical afternoon pop-up thunderstorms. Otherwise, it should be mostly dry for much of the Southeast in terms of rainfall.