Good Wednesday morning to everyone…the first heat wave of the summer season continues today with little change expected. High pressure remains in tact across the Western Carolinas and that will help limit storm chances today.
Isolated storm chances look to be relegated to the Foothills today and the immediate Blue Ridge is favored best as differential heating will be the primary triggering mechanism.
With thunderstorm chances looking very meager today we expect another toasty afternoon with highs topping out in the low to mid 90's. With modest amounts of humidity in place, heat index values could approach 100 degrees in Cleveland and Lincoln County during peak heating. If you are outdoors for an extended time during the day, please take frequent breaks and consume plenty of non-alcoholic fluids...water and sports drinks are the best option.
Today should be the peak in the current heat wave as high pressure will begin to lose its hold on Thursday leading to slightly cooler temps due to more clouds and higher precipitation chances...