Pinpoint Weather: Showers and storms speckle the region, brief break in the heat
Clouds have been on the increase on this Monday as there is a cold front backing in from the northeast. The Storm Prediction Center has our eastern communities in line for some severe weather with gusty winds as the only threat thus far.
This “back-door” cold front is expected to spark a few showers and storms in the Piedmont during the day and then provide us with some cooler air on Tuesday. The moisture content will be a bit high overnight so muggy, misty and mild will help describe the region.
Tuesday will be a mixture of clouds and sunshine with a chance for some isolated showers and storm. The focal point of the rain will be the mountains but there may be a few storms push out from the hills and give us a rogue storm or two in the afternoon over the Blue Ridge Plateau and the Piedmont. Temps will be noticeably milder but still above normal. Highs should top out in the low to middle 80s east of the mountains, in the upper 70s over the hills.
Wednesday brings back the heat as most models are allowing us to return to the 90s. Although there may not be much in the way of model conformation, we may see a few pop-up storms in the heat of the day Wednesday. More of the same on Thursday with some cooler temps but still a rouge storm possible. Typical summer pattern as we will still be in the upper 80s to low 90s.
Friday may be the day we get a bit more rain, with some strong storms possible in the heat of the day. There is a conflict in the models (as usual that far out) with a few going with a dry and cool pattern beginning on Saturday and lingering into next week, a couple others have rain lingering on Saturday then drying out. That will flip flop several times over the next several model runs, but for now I went with the drier weekend.
By the way, we did get to 90 on Sunday, so here are a few stats about the 90s. This is the Data From Sunday.
Ana also came and went, but she marked the 7th year in a row with a named storm before hurricane season officially started (June 1).