More Storms Expected for Monday, Hotter and Drier Air Moves in by Mid-Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley

Good Sunday evening to everyone, hope your weekend has been a good one. An upper low that we have been tracking for over a week now is finally falling apart and will lift out of the region tonight and on Monday. It has brought humid and unsettled weather to the region, we have seen a decent coverage of daily storms since Friday.

We will have one more day of stormy weather as heat and humidity will persist. Looking below at the 500mb height anomalies, a trough over the Great Lakes Region will go negative tilt. This will result in a severe weather episode for the Mid-Atlantic and New England States. This will slide east as we go into Tuesday bringing drier and cooler air temporarily into the Carolinas.

500 mb height anomalies through Wed AM

Monday’s storms again could be a bit more feisty as there are more dynamics in play. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Marginal Risk (Level 1 of 5) of Severe Weather for Monday across Western North Carolina.

Here’s a look at the FutureCast Radar through Tuesday morning. As you can see, a line of thunderstorms may form near the Southern Appalachians early in the afternoon hours and moving southeast through the rest of the day. Any severe weather threat for Western North Carolina will end by sunset.

A slight cooldown is possible for Tuesday as northwest winds push in cooler, less humid air. However that will be quickly replaced by what looks to be the first heat wave of the season for mid to late week. Full 7-Day Forecast details can be found by clicking on the button…

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