Summer Heat, Humidity and Storms Locked In

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Sunday to everyone! It’s a busy weekend across the region with Fourth of July celebrations. The weather is fully in the holiday spirit as well. Hot, Muggy conditions across a large portion of the United States. As we go through the rest of the holiday season and beyond we areContinue reading “Summer Heat, Humidity and Storms Locked In”

Thunderstorm Coverage Peaks This Afternoon, Less Humid Air Moves In For Tuesday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Monday morning, a frontal boundary is impacting the region today. We already have some rain showers this morning across the Foothills. Our front will continue to slowly move Southeast today and dependent on how much instability we have, thunderstorms will form this afternoon and early this evening. There is notContinue reading “Thunderstorm Coverage Peaks This Afternoon, Less Humid Air Moves In For Tuesday”

Muggy Weekend Coming Up, Storm Chances Increase by Monday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Friday evening to everyone, hope your weekend is off to a great start. Lets talk about the weather for the upcoming weekend along with the next weather feature expected on Monday. There is a 500mb ridge located to our west and that is forcing northwest winds across Western North CarolinaContinue reading “Muggy Weekend Coming Up, Storm Chances Increase by Monday”

Drought Conditions Impacting Western Piedmont

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Thursday morning to everyone, It has been a dry stretch of weather recently and with two heat waves it has done an efficient job and drying out the ground once again. The drought monitor was updated earlier this morning and the “Abnormally Dry” category has reappeared across the Western Piedmont.Continue reading “Drought Conditions Impacting Western Piedmont”

Humidity/Storm Chances Slowly Return Late This Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Wednesday morning to everyone, we hope are you are prepared for the hottest day of the week coming up today. Large sprawling high pressure continues to assert itself from the Southern Plains into the Southeast. This high should continue to provide northwest flow at the surface and aloft through ThursdayContinue reading “Humidity/Storm Chances Slowly Return Late This Week”

Second Heat Wave Begins on Tuesday, Triple Digit Temperatures Possible Wednesday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Monday afternoon, we have a nice start to the workweek across the Western Carolinas but things will change in a big way tomorrow as the next have takes shape. We are going to have another sprawling 500mb ridge across the Southeast US moving in Tuesday and holding firm through Thursday.Continue reading “Second Heat Wave Begins on Tuesday, Triple Digit Temperatures Possible Wednesday”

One Final Hot/Muggy Day Coming Friday. Afternoon and Evening Storms Expected

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley This hot and humid weather has been draining on everyone. Outdoor activities have been unpleasant for all. On Thursday we finally was able to break the cap in the atmosphere. A line of severe storms formed along the Blue Ridge and moved off into the Piedmont and into South Carolina. SomeContinue reading “One Final Hot/Muggy Day Coming Friday. Afternoon and Evening Storms Expected”

Heat Wave to Persist next 24-48 hours…

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley It’s been a toasty past three days across the Southeast as a mid-June heatwave has locked in. The good news is that we see subtle signs of the heat wave relaxing but it will take a couple more days to get there. Thursday is going to be another hot and humidContinue reading “Heat Wave to Persist next 24-48 hours…”

Another Day of High Heat and Humidity

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Wednesday to everyone, we continue to monitor a very hot weather pattern across the Western Carolinas thanks to a stout upper level Ridge that is parked overhead. Looking at the water vapor image early Wednesday morning shows the ridge firmly in place over the southeast and it will center itselfContinue reading “Another Day of High Heat and Humidity”

How Long Does the Heat Wave Last?

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Monday was a very hot and humid day across the Western North Carolina Foothills and Western Piedmont, as a heat wave is underway. Taking at look at the water vapor image late Monday night you can see the massive ridge that is centered across the Tennessee Valley and will eventually locateContinue reading “How Long Does the Heat Wave Last?”