Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley
Summer-like pattern is firmly in place across the Western Carolinas. Some of us ran into some feisty thunderstorms while others stayed dry.
An even better threat of storms is expected on Sunday as a cold front slowly moves in from the west.
Futurecast indicates that thunderstorms will be scattered to numerous by late afternoon. Quite honestly the models may even be a tad late than what reality may end up being. There’s little capping in the atmosphere so things may pop earlier than guidance says.
With the front sliding in, convective activity could go beyond the typical afternoon hours of Sunday.
Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal Risk (Level 1 of 5) for the Western Carolinas. Damaging winds and some hail is possible but the heavy precipitation rates and lightning will be the biggest threats.