Good Monday morning, we are starting off the new week on an active note. Early this morning we continue to have an upper low cutoff from the main jet stream. This upper low currently sitting along or just west of the Southern Appalachians will slowly move southward centering itself across Central Georgia by this afternoon. This will be significant as the flow will finally veer around to southerly and southeast providing an upslope component to the flow across the Western Carolinas.
After some early morning fog and clouds, there will be a little sunshine to break through region-wide. With the upper low in place, plentiful moisture and the upslope flow...showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop shortly after lunchtime today and will maximize itself during the late afternoon to early evening hours. Isolated severe weather is expected, damaging winds being the threat. It will be the torrential rainfall that is the larger impact for today. Some foothill locations received 1-2 inches of rain on Sunday while others remained dry. Any storms today can easily lay down 1-2 inches in a one hour period, so be on the lookout for poor drainage issues that may occur. Lightning also could be frequent in the stronger storms that develop...