Good Wednesday morning…we are quickly transitioning weather-wise to an early summer type of weather pattern.
A weak upper trough moved through yesterday and ridging will slowly try to re-establish itself across the Southeast US but the process itself will be slow. Regardless, now that we are full week into the month of May, the weather will generally be warm with slight chances of rain showers here and there.
Today should remain dry for about 99% of us as fairly dry air is in place, afternoon high’s will reach the low 80’s on average. West-Southwest flow aloft will continue through the end of the work week keeping the region warm. Shower chances on Thursday may increase just a bit thanks to a weak upper level feature and differential heating along the higher terrain. Temps for Thursday and Friday will remain in the low to mid 80’s.
The flow will remain WSW this weekend but heights in general will rise across the Southeast US, that will help to spike the heat up a knotch. Saturday will see mid to upper 80’s and on Sunday we may have enough capping in place along with downsloping winds to where the first widespread 90 degree readings are possible in the Foothills and Western Piedmont.