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.


Hot, humid, scattered storms....

>> Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Here's today's video:


Hot and humid..... PM storm chances set to return...

>> Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Highs will top 90 today across much of the region... something that has been a fairly rare occurrence this summer so far. A few isolated late-day storms are possible today as a trough approached from the northeast, but most places will again be dry today.

Tomorrow and Thursday look like typical summer days with hot, humid conditions and scattered PM storms.

A front will approach late in the weekend and enhance the storm chances again at that point in time.

Please see today's video for all of the details:


Drier and hotter...

>> Monday, July 15, 2013

We will get a chance to dry things out a bit over the next couple of days. A big upper level ridge is located over the Great Lakes region, and it is close enough to us to really suppress the shower and storm chances.

Having said that, there is will the chance of an isolated shower or storm today and tomorrow, but I expect most places to be dry.

Better afternoon storm chances return Wednesday and Thursday, and the chance for some afternoon storms will continue into the weekend.

Much of NC has had a drought of 90-degree days this season, but we will see 90+ for highs most days this week. So, this will easily be the hottest week of the summer thus far.


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