Pinpoint Weather: Summer pattern is upon us

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The temperatures have pushed into the 80s once again under mostly sunny skies this afternoon. There is not much in the way of humidity yet so the actual temps are more in line with the feels like temps.  Overall, the region will be continuing with the warmer than normal pattern into at least the middle of next week as high pressure dominates the atmosphere over the eastern half of the country.

A mixture of clouds and sunshine will keep us from rising into the 90s most locations but the Piedmont is expected to breach the 90° mark both Saturday and Sunday. Other locations will be close so prepare for a summer feel to the region for a while.

Friday will be similar to today with plenty of sunshine and nearly hot conditions. There will be a bit more cloud cover in some spots so that is expected to keep us from really getting hot, but low to mid 80s are pretty warm in my book.

Saturday will see an introduction to some humidity, not overwhelming but noticeable. The temps will be warmer and with the humidity on the rise our “feels like” temps will be into the 90s most locations east of the foothills. If you plan on going out this weekend to play a round of golf or take a hike, be ready for the heat. Bring along a good deal of water and wear a hat to keep cool. 

Sunday is also going to be hot even with the possibility for even more cloud cover. There is a slight chance for some showers in the mountains but not much. Once again, the main feature this weekend will be the heat and Sunday will be no exception. Also, make sure to Check the Back Seat when you Feel the Heat. Never leave kids or pets in the car.

Monday looks to be the first day in a while with some rain. Not much is on the table but we should be looking at mostly cloudy skies and about a 40% chance for showers and storms. Currently there is not much to the storms, but some may be on the robust side as we deal with the heat and humidity.

Tuesday and Wednesday bring along a chance for some showers as well as we maintain the middle to upper 80-degree range.

Today is the day the National Hurricane Center releases its first of the season forecast (it will send out another one later in the year). No surprise, they expect an above normal season.

And as if on cue, there is a disturbance that the NHC is monitoring for subtropical development well out in the Atlantic. Could this be our first named storm?

Stay safe and hydrated this weekend.

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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