Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley
Good Thursday afternoon to everyone,
We are experiencing a nice day across the Western Carolinas. A lot of sunshine after starting the day with some patchy fog. Enjoy today’s weather as we quickly shift our attention to the next weather system…
Easterly flow off the Atlantic will begin to move into North Carolina on Friday. We are expecting a gradual increase in low clouds starting in the east and working west. The easterly upslope flow may bank up against the Blue Ridge providing the greatest cloud cover during the day on Friday.
Once we get to Saturday, wind flow will shift around to the southeast and that will begin to bank deeper moisture across the upslope regions of Western North Carolina. Meanwhile a cold front will be traversing across the Mississippi River Valley producing strong to severe thunderstorms.
Fortunately the severe weather risk this weekend looks fairly low as the front will slowly weaken as it moves east. But showers coverage will continue through the bulk of the weekend.
Precipitation amounts do not look to be very high this weekend, guidance has come into solid agreement of light precipitation amounts that could approach a 1/2 inch in some locations by Sunday evening…