Submitted by: Daniel Crawley (@SoApps1979)
Before heading to bed for the night, here’s a sneak peak at Friday’s weather across the region…
An upper level low across the Northern Plains will help to increase southwest flow aloft as we go into Friday edging the regime of higher than normal pressures that we have seen most of this week. This feature will help to provide an unsettled weekend.
As you can see across the Southeast moisture content is starting to increase, it did so in earnest on Thursday as you know probably noticed it was a bit more uncomfortable outside than it was earlier this week. Precipitable water values have increase to over 1.6 inches for all of the southeast except for those along and just east of the Blue Ridge…but even there moisture content will increase late tonight and into Friday.
Looking at the surface map for Friday, high pressure off the coast will continue to pump a southerly flow into the Western Carolinas helping to further increase moisture. With that combined with better upper level conditions, we should begin to see an increase in shower and thunderstorm activity across the Western Carolinas.
It will still be plenty warm on Friday as high’s will be close to the 90 degree mark away from the Blue Ridge, with mid 80’s in western sections of the Foothills…Storms will begin to fire up along the ridge tops by early afternoon and will continue at least through sunset, so if you have outdoor plans have that in mind in case storms impact your plans. Tomorrow night is the season opener for high school football, so for those heading out to local games, lets hope for good weather…