Isolated Severe Storms Possible Tonight

AM Headlines:
  • Patchy AM Fog
  • Well above normal temps today (70s back in the forecast)
  • Wind Advisory for the Mountains 9am to 5am Friday
    • S 15-20 mph with gusts up to 50 mph possible
  • Strong cold front will bring rain and a few storms tonight
    • Severe threat is limited – biggest threat will be damaging wind gusts
  • Cooler, but still above average and dry weekend
  • Unsettled Pattern sets up early next week
Discussion:
A strong cold front is bringing rain and storms across the south this morning. Locally, patchy dense fog and warmer temps will start the day. Highs will reach the low 70s this afternoon with winds gusting 30-40 mph across the Piedmont and up to 50 mph for the mountains where a wind advisory will go into effect this morning through 5am Friday. A few sprinkles through the day, but the main event won’t reach the region until tonight. Severe threat is limited, but not completely zero with damaging wind gusts being the biggest threat. This cold front will move quickly limiting how much rain we will see. Dry by daybreak Friday with cooler, but still above average temps this weekend. Highs will reach the upper 50s to lower 60s through Sunday. Unsettled next week with a stalled system bringing days of rain and a renewed flooding threat.