Good Saturday to everyone across the region…what a dramatic change of events in the weather across the Foothills and Western Piedmont.
The past two days have features some very warm air that has been pumped into the region on southerly winds. Yesterday’s high’s were in the upper 70’s to lower 80s giving a real spring-like feel to everything. That also includes natures as a few trees or flowers likely tried to pop a bloom with the recent mild weather all this week. Well, today is the polar opposite of spring…we have taken a step back toward winter.
Here at the pre-daybreak timeframe, temperatures are much cooler in the 40’s and low 50’s. a surface high is pressing down from our north and will help create a hybrid-wedge across the Carolinas today. Matter of fact today’s high’s are occurring here before daybreak. We will see a slow decline through the day as light moisture may try to overrun the cooler air. Temps will bottom out in the lower to mid 40’s by afternoon and will likely hold there for tonight with light rain showers scattered about.
Rain chances while high, it does exactly mean that amounts will be high as well. This should generally remain light in amounts with heavier totals west of the region, thanks to the flow aloft moving the greatest concentration of moisture across the Tennessee Valley and into Virginia and West Virginia.
Sunday’s weather is going to feature little if any changes on a synoptic scale. Aloft WSW flow will help to possibly erode out hybrid wedge. Sunday’s highs will get back up into the 50’s and could actually go higher if clouds erode a bit faster than projected. The margin between a cooler regime and much warmer is really thin with this look aloft.
By early next week, the flow aloft will change a bit and become more true southwest…that could help pump better moisture into the region on the backside of the ridge located off the Florida East Coast and east of the Bahamas. By Tuesday and Wednesday 60’s and 70’s appear likely again with modest precip chances…
Have a great day…
Foothills Weather Network