Since we had family in this afternoon I didn’t make preparations to chase, preferring instead to stay local and perhaps catch a glimpse of a nearby storm. Given the line of storms that formed it was a good choice as the whole system appeared to be a rainy mess rather than something to chase. The two cells shown above were buried in a lot of overcast and rain so I wouldn’t have seen much even if I had been out near the I-95 corridor. Now if I’d been out west near Culpeper earlier this afternoon I might have had a better chance before the line coalesced, but then I wouldn’t have had the time I did with family. Choices, choices!