|These fire flies are everywhere at night!|
Ingredients for a juicy lightning storm: moisture and lift. This week's forecast shows an approaching upper-level trough which will draw moisture from the Gulf and transport that moisture into Virginia by mid-week. Rain throughout the week is likely, but the best chance for a good lightning storm will be Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Below shows the June 8th 18z NAM forecast valid for Thursday 00z (Wednesday night).
Update: June 11, 6:00 PM
The severe storm forecast has intensified since the Sunday forecast. Still a chance for storms on Thursday, but chances decrease as we move towards the weekend.
A camera in New York recently captured a tree being struck by lighting. Enjoy it!
Update July 1, 2014: Another exciting lightning video