The Week Ahead (6/3/18) Dry your eyes, drier skies

Good afternoon, Foothills Weather Nation!

We have a bit of good news: We actually see rain free days ahead in our forecast! Hallelujah! We're excited to tell you all about it, but first the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for today

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
430 AM EDT Sun Jun 3 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Georgia, piedmont
North Carolina, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across the area this
afternoon and evening. Some of these storms will become severe with
damaging wind gusts and large hail. Gusty winds, cloud to ground
lightning, and brief, heavy rainfall will be possible with any
storm.

Near Term Forecast (Sunday)

Current conditions have us in the upper 70's with a daily high projected today in the upper 80's so we have plenty of heat to go. With the build of this heat we see that little pop in precipitation probabilities, but only up to 30%. What this says to us is that these convective storms can be potent, but they aren't expected to hang around or take over the map. In the same breath, we do see the same potential that the NWS sees in that what storms do roll through have plenty of potential to be severe. Fair conditions will likely increase in cloudiness for the later part of the day and then clear some time after 11 pm. Winds will be a mild 6-10 mph from the NW for the bulk of the day. Once these storms drive out tonight we will be onto our new weather pattern!

Short Term Forecast (Monday-Friday)

Return of the mid latitude jet stream! An upper atmospheric trough will distend down from the Great Lakes and Northeastern US, bringing up a little switch in our step. With our dear old friend making an appearance we see the strong south-southwesterly flow take a breather, bringing in northwesterly into westerly flow for our work week. This doesn't give us much reprieve from the heat- it's June, you know, but this cuts off the relentless moisture that has made all of this rain possible. For Monday through Friday day expect mostly sunny skies, no precipitation, highs in the mid 80's, lows in the low 60's, and light and variable wind. Ahhh! :) 

Long Term Forecast (Friday night-Sunday)

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and it's summer so what's June without some rain chances back in the forecast? We see our upper atmospheric trough slowly scoot out of the region and the reprise of southwesterly flow take over again. With this we will see a little jump in temperature into the upper 80's again, but only a 30% chance of precipitation for now for the weekend. At this time we don't see this to be some massive drencher, but persistence forecasts are a thing, so we will be on our toes!

Thanks for reading! Have a great week ahead!