Good Wednesday to everyone across the Foothills and Western Piedmont and happy first day of November…
We are in the heart of the autumn season but a taste of Indian Summer looks to be impacting the region over the next few days. Infact we had a small dose of it yesterday as southwest winds helped blowtorch us into the low 70’s. Today we are looking at a similar type setup across the Western Carolinas as there will be southerly winds ahead of a weak disturbance in the upper level flow. The only difference today is that a few clouds will filter through along the fast jet stream, so therefor we are forecasting just slightly cooler values, near the 70 degree mark.
After a relatively mild evening tonight (low/mid 50’s) the stage for Thursday will be set again with southerly winds at the surface and upper level winds quickly moving across the southern tier of the country. Thursday high’s will be close to 70 degrees.
On Friday a weak cold front will begin to approach the Carolinas, out ahead of the front expect additional warm air to move into the region. Friday could turn out to be quite warm as mid to upper 70’s are being forecasted on gusty southwest winds and increasing clouds.
This front looks to be moisture starved for most, shower chances if they do occur will be highest on Friday evening through the pre-daylight hours of Saturday.
Speaking of Saturday and the weekend, some questions remain in regards to the forecast. After the frontal passage late Friday night, a 1034 mb high pressure centered over Ontario will begin to orient itself in a damming configuration down the eastern slopes of the Appalachians.
The exact strength and location of the high will have an influence on exactly how much of a cooler air mass penetrates down into the Carolinas. One thing is for sure, it will be cooler than the previous 24 hours and likely more in the way of clouds on the northeast flow but exact temps are still up in the air…stay tuned for updated forecasts over the next couple days as we get closer to the weekend.
Have a great day!
Foothills Weather Network