Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

Time posted: 1:11 am

Storms and Temps Increase Later In The Week

Good Monday, everyone. It’s a cooler day across much of the region, but a run of warm and humid weather is on the way. That will help fuel some showers and thunderstorms, with the increasing threat for strong to severe storms. Temps are also going to take off and I could see the digits flirting with 90.

Showers will be around early today across the east, with the rest of the state looking better. Highs may stay in the 60s in the east and 70s in the west.

Here’s regional radar to track the action…

Highs by Tuesday are deep into the 70s and may hit 80. Winds will become southwesterly ahead of another system approaching late Wednesday into early Thursday. Unstable air can lead to strong and severe storms during this time…

That front slows down and becomes more west-east, leading to additional rounds of showers and storms rumbling across it…

That’s on the edge of a surge of summer temps by late week into the weekend. Highs may make a run at 90 degrees across parts of the state. Check out the heat building into the east, with a cold shot moving into the upper Midwest…

100 degree temps in the Carolinas?? Ouch.

A powerful front then tries to slide in here late next weekend into early next week, bringing more storms and a push of much cooler air.

Is this an indication of the summer to come? The short answer to that is… No. We have a super wet spring in progress and the rain totals for the year are WAY above normal for the entire state…

The long term Palmer Drought Index shows we aren’t alone with a wetter than normal ground…

Even with that, the first week without rain and the usual suspects will be yelling drought. Sigh. 😉

Have a great Monday and take care.

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