Today looks to be another warm to almost hot day with high temps reaching the upper 80s to low 90s, even with the rain in the afternoon. Looking at our Futurecast for later today, showers and storms are expected to arrive so keep an eye on the sky as the storms on Friday had a history of popping up quickly and dropping a lot of rain. Here are some of the totals from the storms yesterday.

That means that any rain we get today and Sunday will run off quickly and the potential for localized flooding is greater. So it would be a good time to practice your safety plan with respect to flooding. If you don’t have one, here are a few tips that may help out.

There were also three structures that were hit by lightning Friday, here are some tips to help you avoid getting hit.

As for the forecast, we should be fairly similar today and Sunday. Showers are likely to arrive along the spine of the Appalachians each day and translate over the Piedmont.

Stay safe and keep an eye on rising waters today.

Not much change in the forecast for Sunday.

Bottom line, there will be off and on rain each of the next several days that may or may not lead to some localized flooding. Keep a watchful eye on any waterways and never cross a road that is covered by water, it may not be there anymore.

Stay Safe,
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist