Viewer storm photos...

>> Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lots of great viewer photos were sent in to us from the storms yesterday. Thanks a bunch! Below are some of them.....

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Showers and storms later today...

>> Friday, May 28, 2010

Several factors are lining up to give our region a healthy coverage of showers and storms today. Not everybody will see rain, but I do anticipate scattered to numerous showers and storms to fire this afternoon into this evening.

Damaging winds will be possible with the storms, as well as some small hail. And any thunderstorms will be capable of producing prolific lightning. Please be aware that if you are close enough to a storm to hear thunder, then you are close enough to it to be struck by lightning. Some locally heavy rain could occur in some spots as well.

Tomorrow, I still expect some scattered showers and storms to fire around the region. Highs today and tomorrow will be in the 80s.

The rain chances will decrease as we get deeper into the holiday weekend. While the rain chances are not zero, I think many spots will get away with dry conditions Sunday and Memorial Day.

The next system will bring in shower and storm chances Tuesday into Wednesday.

If you are heading to the coast this weekend, Saturday will feature scattered showers and storms, but rain chances overall look pretty low Sunday and Memorial Day. Up in the mountains, same general idea...Saturday will be the day with the highest shower and storm chance.

I want to take a moment and thank all of the service men and women who have bravely served our country through the years. We enjoy the freedom we have today because of their sacrifice, and I thank you.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.


Fairly hot today....showers and storms tomorrow...

>> Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the 90 to 93 degree range around the Piedmont. The coastal low continues to slowly pull farther out to sea, and aside from some lingering increased surf and rip currents, the impacts of the low are now nil. Yesterday, Hartford, CT hit 99 degrees....their hottest May temperature on record. Today is one of those relatively rare days where we will actually see warmer conditions moving in from the north.

A few late-day storms could fire in the foothills or northwest Piedmont, but they will be few and far between.

Tomorrow looks like an active weather day with showers and storms becoming likely by afternoon as a cold front approaches from the north. Some of the storms could be severe tomorrow afternoon and evening as well.

I will maintain the chance of some showers and storms Saturday with lots of highs in the 70s. Sunday and Monday continue to look primarily dry with highs in the mid to upper 80s...maybe some lower 90s in some spots Memorial Day.


Getting warmer...

>> Wednesday, May 26, 2010

As the area of low pressure off of the Carolina coast weakens and begins to move farther our to sea, its influence on our weather will continue to decrease. For the Piedmont, look for a dry day today with highs in the mid 80s. Along the coast, a few showers are still possible, and be aware that rip currents will continue to be an issue today as well.

Tomorrow is looking fairly hot with highs warming into the 90-93 degree range across much of the interior of the Carolinas. The day will feature lots of sunshine, but late in the day, some isolated storms will likely develop.

Friday's weather is looking unsettled. A disturbance will approach from the north, and it will arrive right in time to interact with daytime heating. So I anticipate a good coverage of showers and storms Friday, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.

Saturday's forecast is tricky. It looks like a front will stall out just to our south, and if that is the case, Saturday could be a cloudy and showery kind of day. We will see.

Highs will surge back up through the 80s Sunday and Monday, and our next front will approach Tuesday and Wednesday.


Atlantic feed continues....

>> Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First of all, the East crew made it over to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro yesterday. It was my first time to head to the NC Zoo, and I was impressed. We had a great had a blast, and so did their mom and dad!

In terms of the weather, we continue to have a fetch of moisture off of the Atlantic Ocean due to an area of low pressure in the western Atlantic. I doubt this winds up becoming a classified system, but those along the coast need to be aware that the rip current threat will remain high for a few more days.

For the Piedmont, look for a mostly cloudy sky today with highs in the upper 70s to near 80. A few showers will pass through as well today.

Tomorrow, the impact of that Atlantic low will begin to lessen around the region, and it will get warmer. Look for mid 80s tomorrow, then upper 80s to lower 90s Thursday and Friday. I also expect some scattered showers and storms again Friday into Saturday.


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