Friday Futurecast: Warm, Muggy with Scattered Storms

Good Friday morning… after dealing with a stubborn ridge of high pressure all week long things have changed here with the weekend almost upon us..


An upper area of low pressure located across the Midwest will slowly move east and become absorbed into the upper level flow. However spokes of jet energy along the southern extent of the upper low/trough will keep the Southeast US unsettled today…










We will deal with different periods of shower and thunderstorm activity. The first will be early afternoon as storms will develop along the Blue Ridge and move east across mainly foothill sections of the coverage area. A few of these storms could be strong with heavy rainfall, gusty winds and lightning the biggest threats.


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With the dynamics in place, we may see additional showers and thunderstorms roll in this evening and tonight. The model guidance really seems to be picking up on additional activity sunset and later. These storms could be on the strong side as well. Fortunately there is no organized severe weather threat expected…



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Today’s high temperature will top out in the upper 80’s to around 90 degrees unless if you are impacted by an afternoon storm, those may cool off your local temps earlier. Skies today will be partly to mostly cloudy.