Cloudy and Unsettled Times Ahead

Good Monday evening, a cold front is moving through the region tonight along with low pressure at the mid levels of the atmosphere.

As the front gets to our south overnight a wind shift over to the northeast will bring cooler, cloudy and a times damp conditions for sections of the Western Carolinas.

By tomorrow (8 am), low pressure will be drifting southeast toward the South Carolina coastline. That locks in northeast winds across interior North Carolina on Tuesday.

Model 850 mb winds (Tue 8 am)
Model 850 mb winds (Wed 2 pm)

This prolonged easterly fetch will bank up moisture along the escarpment and at times will produce rain showers across the region.

Forecasted 700mb relative humidity

The enhanced moisture and clouds will also keep temperatures several degrees below normal as well.

Model Forecasted Temp (Tues 4 pm)

Once we get to Thursday our attention falls to the next shortwave diving out of Canada, this will help carve a new longways trough. Unfortunately this looks to set up across the Mississippi River instead of the Northeast. That could set up another surge of moisture for the weekend. Stay tuned!

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