Scattered showers and storms...

>> Friday, May 15, 2009

Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.

First of all, we watched the Season 5 finale of Lost last night. Wow! I will not spoil it for anyone who might not have seen it yet, but it was an amazing episode....just some great television.

All right, back on track here, we will see scattered showers and storms fire off this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon in our muggy airmass. Highs will warm into the lower 80s in most spots both days.

Our Sunday cold front has sped on a bit on this morning's modeling....about 6 hours or so. That means rain and some storms Saturday night into Sunday morning with some lingering showers possible through the remainder of Sunday. That timing would also mean cooler temps overall for Sunday....probably 60s for highs with temps possibly falling later in the day.

At this point, I have reverted back to a dry forecast for Monday. I despise flip-flopping on a forecast, but my hand is forced this morning. So, at this juncture, it looks like we will get to enjoy a nice, cooler airmass Monday and into much of next work week.


Showers and storms creeping back in

>> Thursday, May 14, 2009

Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.

A big outbreak of severe weather occurred over the past 24 hours in the Midwest and Plains states. See the video above for some more info on that.

The cold front that helped trigger those thunderstorms is easing toward our area as it weakens. Conditions will be a little warmer and a little muggier today, and that will give us a chance of a few isolated showers or storms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

The chance of some showers and storms will be higher tomorrow afternoon with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Saturday still looks to have at least some chance of a few PM storms, but a strong cold front will sweep through Sunday bringing a healthy round of rain and storms to the Carolinas.

The GFS is back to its solution a couple of days ago in indicating a strong wedge event unfolding Monday. At times this solution has had support from other models as well. With this morning's forecast package, I will mention a lot of clouds Monday with some showers possible and highs in the lower 60s.

There still looks to be some chance of some type of hybrid low pressure area developing off of the Southeast coast next week. That remains a question mark....again, see the video above for more on that.

On another note, as many of you know, I am a big sports fan. Hockey is one of my favorites, and there is nothing quite like playoff hockey. And as special as playoff hockey is, nothing beats a Game 7. And tonight we have two of them.

I have been a fan of the Red Wings for a long, long time. So I will be watching with interest their Game 7 with Anaheim. I have also grown to like the Hurricanes a good deal as well....they will play Boston in a Game 7 tonight.

So, I have the chance to be very pleased or disappointed this time tomorrow....we will see.


Another nice one...

>> Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.

Some highs clouds will stream overhead at times today, but it will still be a nice day with highs in the mid 70s.

A significant severe weather outbreak is likely today from portions of the Midwest into the Plains states. See the video for more details on that as well.

The front that will help trigger the severe weather to our west today will get a little closer tomorrow as it gradually runs out of steam. Meanwhile, our airmass will continue to get muggier, and that will lead to a few afternoon showers and storms tomorrow.

Better chances for some afternoon showers and storms will be with us Friday and Saturday. Then, a pretty strong cold front will swing through Sunday and likely bring a widespread round of rain and storms.



>> Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.

It was a foggy, fairly chilly (temps in the 40s) start to our day today with visibilities less than a quarter mile in many instances. However, sunshine is working on the fog this morning, and we will get to enjoy a fantastic day with lots of sunshine and highs in the low to mid 70s. Humidity values will be low, so this is a great day to open up some windows and let some fresh air in.

Tomorrow will also be very nice with a partly cloudy sky and highs in the mid 70s.

A southeasterly flow will increase the moisture around here, and by Thursday, I will bring back in the chance of some scattered PM showers and storms. Same deal on Friday.

Over the weekend, a cold front will approach and enhance the chance of scattered showers and storms....especially Sunday. Highs will warm back up into the lower side of the 80s Friday into the weekend as well.

Monday is interesting...almost all modeling is indicating a strong wedge fact, some modeling has us struggling to make it to 50 degrees Monday afternoon! I have not gone that extreme yet, but I have put highs Monday in the 60s. Keep in mind Monday might turn out to be a chilly, rainy day.

Also, for the All-star event out at Lowe's Motor Speedway Saturday evening, I can't rule out a passing shower or storm, but I don't expect a wash-out. Temps should be in the 70s for most of the evening.


Showers this morning...chilly tonight

>> Monday, May 11, 2009

Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. In the East household, we had a busy weekend, but a good weekend spent with family and lots of activities.

Rain was here to greet us on this Monday morning, and some of the pockets of rain were locally heavy. It looks like the rain chances will greatly diminish after lunchtime today, but a good deal of clouds could stick with us all day.

Most of us have seen our high temps already, and many locations will see temps hovering in the upper 50s to lower 60s for much of the day.

The sky will clear out tonight, and a chilly night will unfold. Most lows will be in the mid to upper 40s tomorrow morning!

Fantastic weather is on tap for tomorrow and Wednesday with highs in the 70s, lots of sun, and low humidity values....good weather to open up the windows.

However, we return to a warmer, muggier pattern by late in the work week, and I will again mention the chance of some mainly afternoon showers and storms beginning Thursday and lasting through the weekend.


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