Tropical Storm Claudette Draws Near, Wet Father’s Day

Showers and storms continue into the first half of the workweek as a cold front follows Claudette from the west.

Happy Juneteenth! Hot sunshine continues into the first half of this double-holiday weekend, but big changes are coming to the forecast by our Father’s Day Sunday. Tropical Storm Claudette formed in the northern Gulf early Saturday morning and made landfall in Louisiana shortly after. As of Saturday afternoon, the storm is located over Alabama and should continue trek northeastward towards the Carolinas. Expect scattered showers to arrive as soon as Sunday morning, becoming more widespread by the afternoon. While the overall severe risk is low, flash flooding may be an issue for areas around the Metro and southward, as 1-3″ of rain is forecast to fall over the next 48 hours. An isolated, brief spin-up tornado is also possible mainly south of I-85.

Claudette should move out by Monday afternoon, but a moisture-laden cold front will be in hot pursuit. Showers and storms return to the forecast late on Monday and could stick around Tuesday night. More sunshine and heat return to the area for the second half of the week ahead. Temperatures should remain in the 80s and 90s in the Piedmont and Foothills, while the High County will hover around 70º for much of the week ahead.

Tonight: Clouds build. Showers late. Low: 72°. Wind: SW 5-15.

Sunday: Showers and storms. Heavy rainfall possible. High: 80°. Wind: SE 5-15.

Sunday Night: Scattered storms. Low: 70°. Wind: SW 5-10.

Monday: Some clearing. PM pop-up storms. High: 92°. Wind: SW 5-15.