The mid-Atlantic will get a steady stream of showers and thunderstorms Thursday. The strongest instability will be in the afternoon and into the evening, after the daytime heating will enable further thunderstorm development.
These thunderstorms will remain isolated across the area, stretching from the West Virginia through the Delmarva Peninsula.
While the majority of the thunderstorms will remain south of Washington D.C., cities of Charleston, W.V.; Roanoke and Richmond, Va; and Salisbury, Md.
Most of these storms will not be severe, but a few thunderstorms could be severe. The main threat with these storms will be potentially damaging wind gusts, but some small hail is also possible.
The area of unsettled weather will shift farther southward on Friday, allowing dry conditions and some sunshine to arrive across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and northern Virginia.
Improving weather over the next several days will aid officials in battling wildfires across California.
A new typhoon is brewing in the western Pacific Ocean and could pose a risk to Japan, Taiwan and eastern China next week.
Tropical Storm Matthew has formed in the Caribbean could take a turn toward the United States as a hurricane next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
Rain will spread over much of the northeastern U.S. into the weekend, but persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic.
Snow in New England and Pennsylvania mountains.
Terre Bone Parish, LA (1915)
Hurricane hit with 140-mph winds. The storm wrecked 90 percent of the buildings in town. Central pressure of 951.9 mb; 275 killed, $13 million damage.
St. Louis, MO (1927)
Tornado 300 feet across with a 4-mile path crossed river. Twister killed 72, caused $22 million damage. Total of 81 dead from outbreak and $25 million damage.