(WFXR) — As we move forward into the new work week the weather will be noticeably quieter with respect to our more recent stormy pattern. Still looking at some lingering thunderstorms into the evening and toward midnight but once the storms rain out tonight the area will be drying out. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has placed a portion of the Piedmont in the Marginal Risk Category for severe storms.
High pressure is expected to drift overhead and linger for the rest of the week. High temperatures are slated to be near normal or below into mid-week and the rain is not expected.
Tuesday will be the beginning of the dry pattern that will linger into the weekend. Highs will be in the low 80s as a flow of air arrives from the northwest. This slightly cooler pattern will be here through Thursday before much warmer air arrives for the weekend. Expect hazy sunshine Tuesday and Wednesday as there is still a lot of water in the soil that will transfer into the air for some hazy sunshine. Humidity levels will be a bit uncomfortable but not unbearable.
Wednesday is expected to be similar to Tuesday and the haze or low-level moisture will still be noticeable. Humidity levels will once again be impacting but not overwhelming, but we still need to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated even though the temps will be in the low 80s. Heat and humidity will make it feel a bit warmer.
Thursday is going to be a little warmer but not much. The slightly cooler than normal pattern will end on Thursday as much warmer air arrives on Friday and will linger into the weekend. If you are an exercise enthusiast then it would be best if you get most of your outdoor roadwork done in the early morning hours or late in the day.
Friday and Saturday will see a return to the 90° weather. There will not be much of a chance for storms until Sunday as the dry pattern should be the dominant feature. Sunday, Father’s Day, will be our first day of rain for a while. Since this is nearly a week away, I would like to remind everyone that timing our weather is the most difficult part of the forecast. Currently our models are pointing to some storms arriving on Sunday, but we will continue to update everyone as there will more than likely be a number of bar-b-cues on Father’s Day.
Also, there is a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic just off the coast of North Carolina. Should be moving harmlessly out to sea but there will be some fairly high surf in the Mid-Atlantic coastal area along with some rip currents. This feature may also add a bit more moisture to the coastal plain and possibly our Piedmont so the humidity may be a bit higher, but it is not forecast officially. If this becomes a named storm it will be Bill. That is expected this afternoon.