Next couple days continue to look nice, however summer weather returns next week

Good Thursday evening…we have talked a little bit about the great weather that is expected across the Western Carolinas through the first part of the upcoming week. However, the reality is that the calendar says August and we’re bound to see a return to warm, humid and possibly stormy weather and all indications lead to that happening for next week, the last full week of August (hard to believe, isn’t it?)


High pressure aloft will begin to develop across the Mid-Atlantic and into the Northeast US as we get to Sunday, that will allow heights to rise along and south of the upper level ridge. At the low levels high pressure will begin to exit off the East Coast, that will help bring in some easterly Atlantic moisture in a gradual nature. Sunday is really the transition day right now as the changes will begin.





As we get to the early next week, a stout upper ridge will be centered to our north and east. It will be in close enough proximity to allow temperatures to rebound nearly next week to above normal values, however easterly flow will allow moisture to build even more and by Tuesday, a few showers may begin to enter into the forecast equation once again….





By the end of the week and going into Labor Day Weekend, our part of the world should be fully back into a late summer regime where abundant moisture and daytime heating will yield showers and thunderstorms. Ridging aloft will also begin to shift east at this point. The positioning of the ridge by Friday is normally suspicious in that it is a good  indicator for possible tropical activity in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean, just off the east and southeast coast. Of course, the tropics are very quiet for what is now the climatological peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and hopefully it will remain that way as we do get closer to the Labor Day holiday…






As we mentioned temperatures beginning early next week will be running above normal values (mid-upper 80’s) for the last week of August. Model data seems to be pointing at some widespread low 90’s for a good part of next week. So it looks that the weather will be toasty for all the students who will be returning to the classroom next week for the start of the 2018-19 school year…