Convective Chances Persist Into Friday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley

A cold front is moving through the region tonight. A few showers and thunderstorms have developed today out ahead of the cold front. Here’s a look at the radar as of 9:30 pm on Thursday.

A short wave in the upper atmosphere is moving to the east pushing the cold front through over the next 24 hours…

The timing of the cold front and upper level energy has slowed down just a little bit with today’s model guidance. What looked like a clean passage overnight might not be as certain. Looking at the maps at 850 mb, some vorticity located across Upstate SC tomorrow morning will slow things down. A trough at that level was of the atmosphere will linger across Interstate 85.

850 mb winds (Friday 1 pm)

Looking at the surface features it appears that some higher moisture content could linger as well for Friday afternoon, therefor we may not totally be clear of Storm chances Friday afternoon.

Surface Dewpoints (Friday 3 pm)

Future Radar also reflects a lot of the same trends and keeps convective chances alive for our southern tier tomorrow afternoon.

Future Radar (Friday 8 am – 8 pm)

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