Much Drier Sunday into Tuesday
Good afternoon folks! Showers and thunderstorms are moving across the region Friday afternoon and we'll experience another round Saturday afternoon, followed by a frontal passage Saturday evening that will usher in drier air for Sunday. This drier air will translate to mostly sunny skies and isolated showers to end the weekend, with this fair-ish weather continuing into Tuesday. An upper level trough will swing nearby the region around Wednesday or Thursday of next week, bringing with it a return to scattered showers and increased cloud cover.
We'll pick up another quarter - half inch of rain across the region on Saturday and all of SW NC should get in on the action, with a few spots coming close to the 0.75" mark. With an uptick in cloud cover on Saturday temps will hold to the upper 60's - upper 70's depending upon elevation, with overnight lows holding to the low - mid 60's. Shower activity should wind down after sunset and clouds will clear out after midnight, setting the stage for a gorgeous sunrise on Sunday.
Mostly sunny skies return Sunday and abundant sunshine hangs around for Monday and Tuesday, with temps warming to the low 80's each afternoon. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will still be apart of the forecast, however most of the action will occur along the highest ridgelines or the escarpment. Overnight lows settle into the mid 50's - low 60's each night, with fog developing for areas that pick up rain during the day.
Taking a quick peek at Wednesday and Thursday, the models point to a return to scattered showers and thunderstorms with temps cooling back down to the upper 70's across the valleys. We'll stop here and circle back Monday afternoon, taking some time off to enjoy the nice weather this Sunday.