Hot weather early this week....pattern change ahead...

>> Monday, August 08, 2011

A couple of incredible rain events unfolded Friday and Saturday. Friday's rains were focused around the Charlotte metro, and then Saturday morning, the action was around the Triangle. In both cases, many spots had rain totals in the 3-5" range, and obviously, flooding was a big problem.

Highs will be well up into the 90s today and tomorrow....even near or exceeding 100 around the RDU and Sandills regions. An isolated storm or two is possible this afternoon, and the chances are a little greater tomorrow.

Pattern change...

See the video for some graphics to go along with this. A series of disturbances will gradually carve out a trough over the eastern US, and the result will be some cooler weather in our future. For many of us, Thursday-onward will feature some 80s for highs and 60s for lows. Another cold front will move through over the weekend, and we might have an even more significant push of cooler air behind that one, depending on the depth of the trough.

Nothing chilly, but at least a nice relaxation of the heat.


Emily, after regaining depression status over the weekend, has fallen apart this morning, and it is finished. Our next tropical system will probably come from an African tropical wave, but no immediate signs of that happening at the moment.


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