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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5 Responses to Storms and Temps Increase Later In The Week

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for the update. Overall, I can’t complain too much about the weather so far this spring. I do believe that summer with it’s typical lazy, hazy days will arrived later in the month. I wouldn’t rule out one hundred degree temperatures by then in the Ohio Valley. The map showing the great state of North Carolina having one hundred degree temperatures later in the week is interesting, as you look at the difference in the high temperatures from the western part of the state verses the eastern. The elevation of the Appalachian Mountains creates a completely opposite climate. I have visited the mountains many times and it never ceases to amaze me what plant life is growing there, due to the cool humid conditions that prevails at those higher elevations. Rhododendrons, which grow wild in those areas have always fascinated me. The drought map that Chris presented this morning is interesting. I bet by June the Ohio Valley will turn off hot and dry, followed by brief breaks in the form of thunder showers. Have a great Monday everyone.

  2. Matt says:

    Is it September yet? I’m already looking ahead to football, dry crisp sunny days with no chance of storms..

  3. Andy Rose says:

    Nearing 80 degrees already in my backyard

  4. Crystal In Pikeville says:

    I don’t know have we ever hit 100 degrees in ky?

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