Warmest day of the week today, but. . .

>> Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Highs will warm to around 90 or so in many spots this afternoon. However, that warmth will be a distant memory by Friday and the weekend.

The cold front will move through tomorrow, and due to the timing of the front, it could be a day where the mountains have highs in the 60s while it warms to near 90 in the Sandhills. An isolated shower or storm is possible.

A pronounced cold air damming scenario will unfold behind the front Friday through the weekend. How much rain is involved Friday and Saturday will determine exactly how chilly it is.

Some of the modeling has backed off on the amounts of rain Friday and Saturday, and that would mean it could be a little bit less chilly than mentioned yesterday. But still, I will go with highs struggling to make it into the lower 60s in many places Friday, and not a whole lot warmer Saturday. With enough rain, it is still fully possible that some areas will remain in the 50s either day.

The wedge will gradually scour out by early next week with a slow warming trend each day.


Huge temp change ahead...

>> Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Highs today will warm well into the 80s.....then top our near 90 tomorrow. If you are a fan of warm afternoon temps, soak it in because a huge temp change is on the way to end the week.

A sharp cold front will move through later Thursday and bring the chance of a few showers or storms. However, the bigger story is the much chillier air that will flood in behind the front.

An extremely well-defined cold air damming scenario will unfold beginning Friday and lingering through much of the weekend. In the favored cold air damming regions, Friday looks to be a day with temps hovering in the 50s with rain at times.

Highs will slowly warm a bit through the weekend....probably 60s for highs Saturday and some lower 70s by early next week.


Warm for a few days, but then big changes...

>> Monday, September 12, 2011

Highs the next few days will warm well into the 80s....even a few 90 degree readings are possible in some spots, especially Wednesday afternoon. Morning lows will remain primarily in the 60s.

A few isolated showers or storms are possible today, then the weather looks dry tomorrow and Wednesday.

Big change...

A strong cold front will move through Thursday, bringing a shower and storm chance. But the big story will be what takes place behind the front.

A pronounced cold air damming (CAD) scenario will unfold Friday into the weekend. Cool, northeasterly winds will set up, and moisture will get lifted up and over that layer of cool air near the ground. The result looks to be a fairly chilly, showery type of day Friday with highs in some Piedmont spots struggling to make it into the low to mid 60s.

The shower chances will dwindle as we head into the weekend, but it will remain on the cooler side with highs in the 70s at most. If we can get a night this weekend with mainly clear skies and light winds, some Piedmont spots might make a run at some 40s for lows.


Maria is pulling away from the northeastern Caribbean islands, and it still appears this system will curve north and then northeast prior to threatening a landfall on the US coast.


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