Good evening, Foothills Weather Nation! We hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend and kept safe from our bouts of severe weather this past Friday and Saturday. We are now coming to a close for June as next Sunday is the last day of the month. June has certainly been an active month and looks to continue this trend for the days of June that we have left.
Firstly, at 5:30 this evening the NWS GSP has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook that reads as follows:
530 PM EDT Sun Jun 23 2019
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Georgia, piedmont
North Carolina, western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.
Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.
Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across the mountains
Monday afternoon and move east across the area into early evening.
Any of these thunderstorms will have the potential to produce
frequent cloud to ground lightning, heavy rainfall, and gusty winds.
A few of these thunderstorms could become severe, with damaging wind
gusts the main threat.
Let's get into it on what to expect for the week ahead:
Short Term Forecast (Monday and Tuesday)
As noted in the Hazardous Weather Outlook we do expect something between scattered to widespread thunderstorms across the forecasting area for Monday. This is largely due to the passage of a surface front relating to a shortwave trough quickly passing through the area. Monday is also the start to some above average temperatures as we are expecting to see some daily highs in the low to mid 90's for the bulk of this week. Monday afternoon/evening is when we are expecting the front to pass so morning commuters and those looking to grab lunch or run errands around noon should be fine. We are expecting a bit of fog in the morning, but this is expected to clear out completely by 9 am. Tuesday we can expect a little break in the summertime thunderstorms as a ridge builds in behind the passing front.
Long Term Forecast (Wednesday-Sunday)
The aforementioned ridge will move clear off shore which will encourage energy and moisture to move from the south-southwest, moving across the region as a continuous stream. This will be what brings the mid 90's for the week along with our classic diurnal, afternoon rain and thunderstorms. Expect to still have a fair amount of UV during this time as the earlier and mid part to our days will be only partly cloudy. By Sunday there will be the approach of a shortwave trough which could bring a similar frontal passage as we expect tomorrow, but there is a bit of a discrepancy on timelines between model runs so this front might be shifted a day later. We will be keeping an eye out and provide updates as needed.
Thank you very much for reading! We hope you have a wonderful week and rest of your June!