>> Friday, May 27, 2011
Some pretty mean storms moved up from South Carolina into portions of North Carolina last evening. Numerous severe thunderstorm warnings were issues, and a tornado warning was required for parts of York, Gaston, and Mecklenburg counties.
A good number of folks are still without power as of this typing....over 7k in both Gaston and Meck counties...over 8k in York. Lots of reports of tree damage as well.
Today, we are in a soupy airmass, and we will have disturbances trigger showers and storms at times. It will not rain all day, but we are fair game to see a shower or storm at any point today into tonight. Highs today will be held down...probably low 80s at most for the I 85 corridor.
The storm system will simply fall apart as the Memorial Day weekend unfolds. So, a few storms are possible tomorrow, but I then think many spots will be dry through Sunday and Monday. The heat will build with lower 90s again by Memorial Day.
It still looks hot Tuesday and Wednesday with highs likely well up into the 90s....but then we get into a northwest flow aloft for the second half of the week, meaning the heat will back down and some storms are possible.