Good Saturday morning, we continue to be in the midst of an evolving summer heat wave as high pressure aloft is settling in across the Southeast US. Meanwhile at the surface, high pressure to our north will slide out into the Western Atlantic Ocean, that will result in a light southeast flow.
The combination of daytime heating, high humidity and that light southeast flow at the low levels may be just enough to fire off a few thunderstorms this afternoon through the evening hours. The number of storms will be few but each storm could be quite intense with potential for strong winds. Microburst potential remains elevated as it has been in recent days…high temperatures will top out close to 90 degrees in the Foothills and in the low 90’s across the Western Piedmont.