Building Upper Level Ridge to Shut Down Rain Chances, Keep Us Hot and Humid

While isolated showers danced across the eastern Crossroads this afternoon, painfully little of that action will be seen the rest of the week or through the weekend. A large upper level ridge will tighten its grip over the region, shutting down rain chances and trapping the heat and humidity under its oppressive dome of stable air. Our next reasonable chance for rain is a week away, when the ridge retreats to the west and allows of cold front to approach the area. Meanwhile, the tropical Atlantic remains no threat to the area.