September Heat on the Way...

Good Saturday to everyone...


With Dorian now impacting the Canadian Maritimes, a unseasonably warm and overall dull weather pattern is returning to the Southeast US for the next several days.


High pressure aloft in the wake of Dorian is going to center itself across the Southeast and that means one thing: Temperatures are getting ready to heat up!








Average high temperatures for the second week in September across the Western North Carolina Foothills and Piedmont average in the 83-86 degree range. Needless to say we will be running several degrees above the 30-year average .With that heat ridge locked in and relatively low amounts of humidity, the ingredients are there for daytime high's to exceed the 90 degree mark in the foothills and low to mid 90's in the Piedmont through most of the upcoming work week.The image below is a look at the European model ensemble mean for Hickory through the current 7-Day forecast period...








To go along with the heat will be a continued dry weather pattern across the Western Carolinas. Rain chances are pretty much zero through the weekend, it won't be until the middle part of next week when some low level moisture may try work with the surface heating to fire up a few isolated storms, the mountains and immediate foothills would see the best chance of that. With that said, the 7-Day QPF map looks pretty meager.




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