Wet Start to Workweek as Isaías Eyes Carolinas

While the western Carolinas will be spared the worst of the impacts, Isaías could still bring gusty winds and occasional heavy rain on Monday.

With Sunday’s high back into the 90s, we’ve built up another hot streak before the start of the workweek. However, that is almost guaranteed to end by Monday, as Tropical Storm Isaías bears down on the Carolinas. Expect mostly cloudy skies across the viewing area for our Monday, with rain chances sharply increasing the farther one goes east from the Queen City. A separate rainmaking system will approach the WCCB viewing area from the west, which could dump 1-2″ of rain across the High Country and western Foothills. Remarkably, the central viewing area, especially those along I-77, should remain relatively dry, with models trending towards .25-.5″ through Tuesday afternoon. As we head east into the central Piedmont, though, some spots could see upwards of 1-2″ and near-tropical-storm-force wind gusts. While the severe threat remains low, a few quick spin-up tornadoes are possible for our eastern counties. The rain should largely ship out by Tuesday afternoon, as we move back into a more typical summertime pattern with highs near 90º and pop-up afternoon thunderstorms.

Tonight: Clouds build. Low: 75°. Wind: S 5-10.

Monday: Storms, especially late in the day. High: 85°. Wind: E 10-15. Gusts: 20-30

Monday Night: Scattered storms. Low: 70°. Wind: N 5-15.

Tuesday: Isolated showers early, then mainly sunny. High: 90°. Wind: SW 5-10.