Good Wednesday to everyone across the Foothills and Western Piedmont…it’s a chilly start to the day with temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s across the region at 7 am...
High pressure at the surface will remain firmly in control for the next few days, meaning pleasant afternoons with sunny conditions and chilly night time temperatures. High’s today’s will be in the mid to upper 60’s area wide. With high pressure and light winds overhead, those clear skies will translate to a cool start to your Thursday morning…upper 30’s and 40’s will be likely again with some frost in sheltered locations.
A moderating trend in temperatures will begin on Thursday and will persist going into the weekend. High pressure will remain overhead but at this point the cold air delivered into the Carolinas will be modified by this point. Thursday’s high’s will be in the low 70’s with warmer night time values in the 40’s. Friday and Saturday will also see a continued uptick in temperatures as day time high’s will be in the mid to upper 70s…which is back to values around five degrees above normal for this time of the year.
Once we reach the end of the upcoming weekend trough will begin to take place over the middle part of the United States, that will finally get the flow both at the surface and aloft to come out of the southwest. This trough will deepen as it slowly moves east. The result will be mild weather, increasing amounts of clouds and humidity. Eventually this will lead to an unsettled weather pattern as we get into the early part of next week.
Looking way out in the long range, more cold air intrusions will invade the Southeast US by the middle part of next week. We are definitely in the fall season now with the transitory pattern that is setting up.
Have a great Wednesday....
Foothills Weather Network