Watching Potential for Increased Showers/Storms Sunday Night

Good Sunday afternoon to everyone, so far today shower and thunderstorm activity has been at a minimum. A few showers have tried to form along the Blue Ridge but not to much luck as they have quickly died off.

 

However, we are monitoring for the potential of showers and storms to increase late today and especially into tonight as we may see the beginning stages of an upslope rain event for parts of the coverage area…

 

Recent short range guidance has been persistent in shower and thunderstorm activity increasing after sunset and lasting through the early morning hours of Monday. This is partly a result ofsurface winds veering over to an easterly direction tonight. The images below clearly show a good easterly fetch converging across the Foothills late this evening and lasting into the early hours of Monday morning.

 




All eight counties in the coverage area in play for increased storm activity later on but our Foothill counties of Rutherford, McDowell, Burke and Caldwell could be at highest risk. Also with recent heavy rain showers especially along the Blue Ridge, quick water rises along small streams could occur if this convection were to materialize.

 

It’s something that Foothills Weather Network will monitor through the rest of the day. The images below are “future radar” images from the short range guidance for late this evening and overnight…