Storms fewer in number today...

>> Thursday, July 18, 2013

Some big-time storms fired yesterday afternoon in the foothills early in the afternoon and then steadily worked their way south and southwestward through much of the Charlotte area and the rest of SW NC and then continued down through much of SC into GA.

These were some incredibly electric thunderstorms, and they also produced gusty winds and some hail.

Here's the storm report map:

The triggering mechanism for yesterday's storms was a surface trough draped across the region. Today, there is not a well-defined mechanism to fire storms, so I expect only an isolated coverage of afternoon and early evening storms. Highs will top 90 for most.

Tomorrow's forecast looks much the same.

Our next front will begin to drop into the region Sunday. Sunday and Monday look pretty active with shower and storm chances, and then it will take a couple of days next week for the rain chances to slowly decrease as that front washes out.


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