Saturday 6:15pm...

>> Saturday, May 31, 2008

Some big storms have been firing in portions of the Triad and Triangle viewing area. However, for the Charlotte region, it has simply been a hot and humid day. Most folks were in the lower 90s for highs.

As the evening unfolds, I will continue to mention the chance of some scattered showers and storms.

A disturbance will move through tomorrow and likely bring a round of showers and storms tomorrow afternoon and evening.

And, Tropical Storm Arthur formed midday today as it moved ashore in Central America. It will not impact the US.



We have a chance of scattered showers and storms later today and this evening....same story tomorrow. The storms could be locally strong to severe, with damaging winds and some hail being possible. Also, any storms that form could produce prolific lightning.

The models are really at a loss for exactly how things will play out today and tomorrow (some keeping the western Carolinas completely dry), so I will just continue to ride with the forecast that I have gone with up until now...scattered showers and storms.

I will be in the weather office this afternoon, and we will see how things are looking then...


Friday evening....

>> Friday, May 30, 2008

A little short on time this evening, so this will be brief.

Mild, muggy weather has settled in. Scattered showers and storms are on tap for tomorrow, and some storms could produce some damaging winds and small hail. Also, it looks like any storm that develop will be fairly effective lightning producers.

More scattered showers and storms are possible Sunday.

The pattern next week continues to look summer-like with lots of highs well up into the 80s (even some lower 90s), lows in the 60s, muggy conditions, and some scattered PM storms at times.


Thursday Evening....

>> Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sunshine did return as the day unfolded today, and temperatures were pretty pleasant. Meanwhile, a big severe weather outbreak looks likely over portions of the Plains states where the SPC has put up a 'high' risk of severe weather this evening.

However, beginning tomorrow, the weather around here looks very summer like with highs well up into the 80s, muggy conditions, and the chance of some afternoon showers and storms at times.

A greater chance of some showers and storms will drop in here Saturday afternoon and evening, and some of those storms could be strong to severe. The SPC has our area outlined in the 'slight' risk designation for Day 3 (Saturday).
And, as I mentioned in this space Sunday, there continue to be indications of some type of tropical activity on the horizon. This could possibly be from Tropical Storm Alma, currently in the eastern Pacific, crossing over central America, or at least part of its energy forming some type of system next week.

And, on a non-weather note, the final two hours of the Lost season finale air tonight. As I have mentioned before, my wife and I are HUGE Lost fans, and I feel like a kid on the night before Christmas. We try our best to remain completely spoiler-free, and so far, so good with tonight's episode.....can't wait!


Odd weather day...

>> Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We have a cold front sliding to our south this afternoon, and lots of shower activity is continuing. Most of these showers are very slow-moving, and some locally heavy rain has fallen in a few spots.

Temperatures are actually dropping this afternoon as cooler air presses in from the north. In fact, Greensboro is already down to 59 at noon!

The showers end this evening and temperatures will be in the lower side of the 50s in many spots...possible even a few upper 40s.

Sunshine builds back in tomorrow with highs in the 70s. Enjoy tomorrow because it is looking quite warm and muggy for the weekend into next week. I think many spots will see their first 90 degree reading at some point over the next week, and it will be muggy to boot.

Some scattered storms will be possible over the weekend, and again toward mid-week next week.

I also am keeping an eye on potential tropical issues later next week....sure looks like summer!


Sunday Evening...

>> Sunday, May 25, 2008

Another big severe weather outbreak is occurring this evening over the Plains...and we are talking all of the way from Minnesota to Texas. Notice all of the watch boxes above in effect as I type. Those showers and storms are near a cold front that will drop in here Wednesday...albeit in a much weakened state. I expect some showers and storms around here later Tuesday night and Wednesday, but the severe weather threat is yet to be determined.

And, I always like to throw out there little things I am keeping an eye on. A good deal of computer modeling continues to indicate the chance of some sort of tropical development taking place in the western Caribbean late in the week or next weekend. It is something to watch...remember the Atlantic tropical season officially begins one week from today. Below is a frame from the 12z GFS for late in the week.


Beautiful holiday weekend weather

The weather today and tomorrow will just be fantastic with lots of sun and warm afternoon temps. Highs today should push the upper 70s to lower 80s with highs well up into the 80s tomorrow.

Our next chance of rain and storms comes in mid-week.

Let's all take some time today to remember those that have fallen in defense of this great country we get to enjoy. And let's also take time to thank all of those who have served.

One final note....don't know if you caught any of the coverage on the national cable networks of the tornadoes yesterday, but here is a snippet of CNN's coverage.


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