>> Friday, July 09, 2010
After another scorching day Thursday (this time around humidity levels were higher as well), the pattern is gradually beginning to change. Overnight last night, areas of showers and storms bubbled up in the Piedmont. This was in an area where a low pressure near the coast and an approaching cold front were interacting just enough to fire off the rain and storms.
Today, I expect scattered showers and storms to fire again, and highs will still be up in the mid 90s in many spots. It will also be pretty muggy today.
The cold front will move through the region tomorrow, and I expect a good coverage of showers and storms to accompany it. Due to fairly extensive cloud cover at times, highs will only be in the mid to upper 80s for most.
Slightly drier air will slip in here Sunday and Monday, meaning dry days appear on tap with highs around 90 or so.
More scattered afternoon storms enter the forecast Tuesday onward next week with highs warming well up into the 90s again with time.
All is fairly quiet across the Atlantic Basin.