Wednesday Weather Discussion: Continued warm weather across the Western Carolinas.

Good Wednesday to everyone…it’s  mid week and we continue to enjoy some abnormally warm weather here in the Western Carolinas.

 

The weather for today will feature increasing clouds in the afternoon and a slight chance of a shower, especially in the Foothills with temperatures still in the low to mid 80’s. Thursday should consist of a repeat with isolated shower chances.

 

Then as we approach the weekend those isolated shower chances will disappear as winds begin to veer back around to the northeast, however temperatures will remain the same. Daytime highs in the 80’s with overnight low’s in the 60’s.

 

All in all we are going to continue a dry weather pattern as you can see with the WPC forecast precip through Sunday morning. Rainfall amounts will be paltry.


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In the tropics…Catastrophic Hurricane Maria is moving WNW in the direction of Puerto Rico and will make landfall later today. This is going to be a catastrophic hit for the US territory. A good part of the island was just starting he process of recovery from Irma back nearly two weeks ago.


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Maria has maximum winds of 160 mph as of the latest update and will continue to move WNW and then NW. It will still too early to completely rule out impacts to the East Coast.

 

Meanwhile Tropical Storm Jose is located off the Mid-Atlantic Coastline and is moving slowly northeast. Jose is expected to remain off shore and meander around for a while.

 

Have a great Wednesday!

 

 

Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network