Good Friday morning…the weather is going retro in its own special way starting this weekend. Because the nineties are returning!
Warm southwest flow is re-establishing itself across the region starting today and it will really take hold through the Mother’s Day Weekend. That combined with increasing moisture content is going to really turn up the heat, so to speak providing a toasty weekend for the Western Carolinas.
This will also mean a reduced chance at showers for the entire weekend, we still expect the heat and humidity combined with the high terrain to yield a stray shower but it will be few and far between.
High’s today will be in the upper 80’s on average under partly cloudy skies. Saturday expect most everyone to reach the 90-degree mark and for Mother’s Day itself, low 90’s with humid conditions, it might be one of those years in which to celebrate with mom indoors in a cooler environment.
Again, with no definitive focus for thunderstorm activity expect little in the way of rainfall through the weekend. Any shower/storm will have to develop thanks in part to differential heating along the higher terrain of the Southern Appalachians.
As we go into next week the heat will continue but a weakness in the upper atmosphere will evolve into an upper low across the Gulf Coast and Southeast US. Southwest flow will by early next week turn to South and Southeast. That may turn out to be a better focusing mechanism for showers and thunderstorms...the gradient between the upper low and Bermuda High could result in the potential for some deep moisture to be pulled into the region...we'll have more on this in later updates!