Wednesday Weather Discussion: Late Summer warmth hangs on but autumn will return...

Good Wednesday to everyone across the Western Carolinas…unusually warm weather continues today across the region. First off Tropical Storm Maria continues to slowly move north parallel to the Outer Banks of North Carolina bringing high surf, tidal flooding and gusty winds. Maria will hang around though today before it finally gets a kick to the east and northeast away from the United States.

 

Here locally high pressure continues to hang tough. For today we will have plenty of sun shine with temperatures getting up into the upper 80’s on average…very warm indeed for late September. Thursday will be a near repeat of today with sunny and warm weather.

 

Changes will begin to appear by Thursday night as a frontal boundary will slide through bringing a bit of a reality check to the weather here in Western North Carolina. A sprawling high pressure centered over The Great Lakes will bring cooler and less humid air into the Southeast. Meanwhile a secondary area of high pressure may pinch off across North Carolina allowing northerly flow to bend to northeast. The combination should mean a much cooler day on Friday,  as much as 10-15 degrees compared to Thursday.

 

The nicer weather will last through the upcoming weekend as high pressure dominates. The afternoons will be mild (70’s) with cooler readings at night.

 

September is definitely going to end on a dry note and the start of October looks no different.

 

Have a great day!

 

 

Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network