Warmer Weekend, Scattered Storms

AM Headlines:
  • Cool and clear start
  • Sunny and warm Friday
  • Isolated to widely scattered showers Saturday
    • The best rain chance will be wherever the boundary falls (as of now looking like NC/SC border)
  • The cold front brings better rain and storm chances Sunday
  • Typical Summertime pattern next week
    • PM Sct. Storms (hit or miss variety)
    • Above Average Temps (mid-80s)
Discussion:
After a beautiful few days, rain and storm chances return to the forecast late this weekend. Highs today will near 80 under mainly sunny skies. It won’t be as dry, which will help any ongoing fire danger. High pressure begins to move off the coast Saturday with a boundary stalling near the NC/SC border. Temps will reach the upper 70s. We have more dry air aloft which should limit rain chances. However, if we see any showers/scattered storms develop it will likely come along this boundary that will begin to lift north as a warm front Saturday afternoon into the evening. But, all in all, this is a positive for anyone with plans to head to Queen’s Cup or the Kenny Chesney concert with rain chances around 30%. Sunday brings a better opportunity for rain and storms with a cold front Sunday. Highs will reach the low 80s and although we have better instability, the severe threat will remain low, as storms will likely remain disorganized. Still, a stronger storm or two will be possible with damaging wind, and hail the biggest threats. Next week sets up a typical summertime pattern. Warm temps in the mid-80s with hit-or-miss afternoon storm chances. No day will be a washout, but we’ll likely have a few rumbles develop across the region each afternoon through the end of the week.