Good Thursday everyone through Western North Carolina. After a few weeks cooler, wetter and cloudy weather, the sun has returned.
High pressure over the Gulf of Mexico has relaxed a little bit, which is bring in some warmer and very humid conditions to the area. Today we expect to see low to mid 90's throughout the foothill and Western Piedmont areas. Heat index values could make a run at 100 in our southern areas in Cleveland County. A few thunderstorms are possible in the mountains and can't rule out a few over the foothills and Piedmont locations.
As we look towards the weekend. We see another chance at storms for Friday. It appears we could have some dynamics in place that a few of those could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail possible. Those will be scattered, so not everyone will see a storm. Friday night into Saturday morning the cold front will pass through and give us a nice Saturday and Sunday with partly cloudy skies and temps close to 90.
For those wondering about Monday and the chances of seeing the Solar Eclipse... I think we are in good shape as of right now as we will see partly cloudy skies and temps in the upper 80's to low 90's.
Have a wonderful day!
Foothills Weather Network