Soggy and a Touch Cooler Mid Week
Good afternoon folks! Not much change from the previous discussion, with muggy and hot conditions rolling into Monday and shower coverage increasing as we move into the middle of the week. Temps will cool down slightly by Wednesday as mostly cloudy skies take over but we'll continue to experience muggy conditions all the way into next weekend. Monday and Tuesday feature much of the same setup as Sunday (pop up thunderstorms past midday), whereas Wednesday through Friday features scattered to widespread showers throughout the day. If you have an itch to hit the water or spend the night outside we recommend getting out Monday and Tuesday, as the middle to end of the week looks soggy enough to ruin most water and camping plans.
On Monday the upper level ridge will be centered over our region and a small change in the pattern occurs Tuesday, enough to increase shower and thunderstorm coverage compared to Monday. We'll start Monday with mostly sunny skies and isolated showers will develop as soon as midday, with scattered thunderstorms occurring during the early - mid afternoon hours. Tuesday features the same timeline but coverage will increase to widespread by the mid afternoon hours. Temps warm to the upper 80's (low 90's in spots with no shower activity) Monday and Tuesday across the valleys, with the ridgelines pushing to the low - mid 70's. Overnight lows will hold to the upper 60's across the region each night under partly cloudy skies and isolated shower chances linger throughout the night.
Wednesday through Friday features on and off shower activity each day, with coverage the highest on Thursday and rainfall totals will average out to an inch for all of SW NC Monday through Wednesday, with another inch likely Thursday into Friday; 3" is possible for the week in isolated spots. Temps cool down to the mid 80's across the lower elevations, with overnight lows close to 70°F with such high moisture levels.
We'll stop here and post our next discussion Tuesday, with a look into next weekend (a possible decline in shower coverage).