A Sunny and Warm End to the Week
Good afternoon folks! It's mid afternoon on Tuesday and the bulk of the rain has moved off to the east, but we'll continue to deal with passing showers and thunderstorms into the evening hours. Wednesday offers up scattered pop up showers and thunderstorms, while Thursday scales back to isolated coverage and introduces some more sunshine, however passing clouds remain. This is a change from our previous discussion but Thursday still remains a good day to be out on the water, while Friday and Saturday make a run for the title of sunniest day of the week. Sunshine, isolated thunderstorms and warmer temps make up the forecast for Friday and Saturday, with a possible uptick in shower coverage Sunday, alongside an increase in cloud cover.
With the front off to our east on Wednesday we'll be under westerly flow most of the day and enjoy a mixed bag of clouds and sun throughout the day, alongside scattered showers developing later in the day; similar to Monday's rainfall but not as strong. Temps warm to the mid - upper 60's along the ridgelines, while the valleys push to the low - mid 80's. Overnight low temps will settle into low - upper 50's once again with isolated showers pushing into the evening hours, but fizzling out quickly before 9 - 10pm.
Thursday features some high cloud cover at times with isolated showers, but it should be a dry day for a good portion of SW NC, with most of the action confined to the ridgelines. Temps push a degree or two warmer to the upper 60's - mid 80's and settle back into the mid 50's - low 60's overnight under mostly clear skies.
Sunny with an isolated thunderstorm or two will make up the forecast for Friday and Saturday and temps will climb to the upper 60's - low 70's across the higher elevations, with the valleys pushing to the mid - upper 80's. Overnight lows hold to the mid 50's - low 60's each night, with mostly clear skies overhead Friday night and partly cloudy skies Saturday night as moisture increases across the region.
Sunday into early next week could be another wet period with increased shower chances but confidence is not high at this time, however temps should hold to the mid 80's across the lower elevations. We'll circle back on Thursday with more details on the upcoming weekend as well as a better look into early next week.