Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley
Good Monday afternoon and Happy MLK Day,
After dealing with a cold but sunny weekend the next in a line of storm systems will move in across the Southeast and that will bring rounds of unsettled weather back to the Western Carolinas. As you can see on the visible satellite imagery, clouds are moving back in. This is mainly mid and high level moisture but the surface layer will moisten up as we got into tonight…
Browsing through the water vapor image you can see that the fast zonal flow continues to dominate the weather across the United States, fast upper level winds keeps the storm track from slowing down any.
Moisture will begin to move in overnight and by Tuesday morning showers will return to the region as fast WSW flow will bring different impulses through. This is going to result in an extended time of clouds and occasionally wet conditions, at least through Thursday.
Doing a breakdown of the timing of precipitation, the first feature looks to impact the morning drive on Tuesday up to about midday. Rain showers are a good bet as you head to work and school tomorrow.
Late Tuesday and a good chunk of Wednesday may be void of rainfall but clouds will still keep the sky conditions less than optimal. By Thursday the next system will slide to our north and west but it will drag a cold front through the Carolinas.
Current timing suggest showers and may a rumble of thunder could move through on Thursday afternoon before clearing Thursday night and a much nicer Friday.
The bulk of the precipitation through Thursday night should remain west of the Appalachians. Some folks in our region could see between a 1/2 inch and 1 inch of liquid while the majority should pick up a 1/2 inch or less.