• Chief Meteorologist Chris

Dreary Sunday. Thunder Possible Sunday Night/Monday Morning

Boy it was a beautiful Saturday in the foothills of North Carolina today. I hope you had some time to get out and enjoy it. Temps reached the upper 60’s across the I-40 corridor and even got into the low 70’s south of Hwy 74. The sun was filtered with high clouds at time but there was still plenty of blue sky to to around.

While the sunshine will likely not make an appearance Sunday, the low clouds, drizzle, and fog won’t hold temps back too much. Much of the day Sunday will only feature mist and times of light rain. As a cold front moves closer to the area Sunday Afternoon the light rain will become more steady and more moderate. Current projections will bring the cold front through our area after Midnight into Monday Morning. Moderate to at times heavy rainfall will accompany this front. There will also be the possibility of some elevated convection that could produce a rumble of thunder or two. We are NOT forecasting any severe weather with this frontal passage and the thunder will likely only be isolated to widely scattered. Rain should be ending around sunrise Monday morning but the clouds will likely take until late Monday morning to start burning off.

Monday is going to be an interesting weather day as far as temperatures go. I think the cold air arrival is going to be held up on the West side of the mountains a while. So that means temperatures could push up to around 70° in the early afternoon, before crashing fast Monday Evening.

This cold front won’t do anything but return our temperatures back down to normal. We will have to watch the weather late this week and into the early weekend but not for winter weather. The chance for a widespread severe weather outbreak from atleast Louisiana to South Carolina will be possible. Depending on its arrival much of NC could be affected too. We will watch it.

Futurecast predawn Monday Morning indicating scattered showers with potential of embedded thunderstorms (Non-Severe)


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