>> Thursday, July 31, 2008

We will likely see a good number of showers and storms firing off this afternoon across the Foothills and Piedmont. Temperatures aloft should be a bit cooler today compared to yesterday, and a little bit more in the way of dynamics will be in play today...mainly in the form of some stronger winds aloft.

Notice the short wave back in the Ohio Valley here off of this NAM chart. It is what has caused the showers and storms approaching the mountains this morning. That short wave might actually be what is left of Dolly.

The SPC has highlighted much of the region in a 'slight' risk of severe weather. Today looks like a day where we will see some multi-cell and pulse type storms, some of which will likely occasionally be severe.

Damaging winds will likely be the primary threat, but with the cooler temperatures aloft today, some hail will also be possible. The tornado threat, while not completely absent, is quite low.

The best window of opportunity for severe weather will be mid-afternoon through late this evening.

Jeff will be handling duties late this afternoon and this evening for the Charlotte market, and I will be on the air for the Triad.


Anonymous 11:03 AM  

Do you think the metro and triad are looking at an outbreak? or just scatterted severe?

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