Ridge of high pressure strengthens across more of our region allowing for temperatures to climb even higher Monday with less of a chance for storms.
Scattered showers, along with a few rumbles of thunder, will remain possible into this evening. Once we lose the heating of the day, rain chances will quickly subside. Areas most likely to see showers today will be mainly along and west of the Parkway. However, a stray shower or two can’t be completely ruled out east of the Parkway.
Tonight, some areas of fog will develop and may be a factor for some during the Monday morning commute.
Mild morning temperatures in the 60s will soar into the 80s and even 90s for many in the Piedmont. The humid conditions will make it feel even hotter. Heat index values will likely climb to as high as the mid 90s in some spots. If working outdoors, remember to stay hydrated and take plenty of breaks.
Rain chances will be fairly slim Monday as the ridge of high pressure takes hold over more of the region. A few showers or storms may develop with the heating of the day in the higher elevations.
Most of the region can expect to remain rain-free through about midweek with the ridge of high pressure in place. In fact, temperatures will climb even higher Tuesday.
Mid to late week, the ridge of high pressure begins to break down and this will allow a storm system to our west to increase our rain chances. Increasing storms chances are forecast for later in the week.