Beautiful End to the Week


DISCUSSION:  Very few clouds will be around by tonight as strong high pressure dominates the pattern. Under clear skies and with calm winds, our temperatures will take a big dip. Lows in the low 50s and even upper 40s are possible overnight. It will be a good night to turn off the AC!

Our pattern heading into the tail end of the week looks to favor nice, dry weather with temperatures running close to average. As strong high pressure builds in, the period will both feature a good bit of sunshine. Summertime temperatures haven’t quite left us yet either, and highs return to the upper 70s on Thursday afternoon.

Thursday will be another beautiful day. We will see plenty of sunshine and temperatures will warm back up into the mid 70s. We will have lower humidity so it will be comfortable out there as well. Clear skies Thursday night will allow for temperatures to drop back into the low and mid 50s so it will be a cool start to our Friday.

Our high pressure system will move off the coast on Friday, shifting our winds to have a bit more of a southerly component. With warmer air moving in, temperatures on Friday will run a few degrees warmer than Thursday as highs return to the 80s. If you are heading out for event like the Pineville Labor Day celebration, just remember the sunblock! It’s also looking like great weather for high school football. Temperatures drop into the mid 50s during the evening, so bring a jacket as you go to cheer on your favorite team.

The weekend is also looking pretty quiet, though some models are suggesting a few spotty showers may be possible. We will bring more updates through the week, though our rain chances look lower at the moment, including on Labor Day itself.

In the long term, our temperatures look to stay either at or close to normal temperatures. This translates to more days in the mid to upper 70s and even low 80s as well, which is good news for those who aren’t ready for summer to come to an end yet. A few more rain chances are possible through the middle of next week.

The Atlantic Ocean is busy this week, as we are watching a couple of different systems. Hurricane Dorian will bring stormy conditions to Puerto Rico today before tracking through the Bahamas later this week. Floridians are also bracing for a potential landfall. Dorian has the potential to become a category 2 or 3 hurricane before it impacts the southeast coast. It does not look like it will have much of an impact on the Mountain State as of right now, but we will keep an eye on it.

Hurricane Dorian

Erin as been downgraded to a tropical depression, however it is expected to strengthen back into a tropical storm at some point tomorrow. While this storm looks to stay off the coast, rough surf is likely at many beaches along the east coast through the end of the week.

Erin’s track

August has brought us plenty more 80 degree days and humidity alongside it. As we approach the late summer season, stormy weather remains a hazard on our radar. At this point in the year, our atmosphere is very warm at the surface as well as aloft, which usually helps us steer clear of too much severe weather. However, our attention will remain focused on potential flooding and high water with any stronger systems that move through the region. By the time the middle of September rolls around, we increase our chances of some more robust fronts – and big cool downs after they pass through.

10 Day Forecast

Clear and chilly. Lows in the low 50s. 
Much drier, sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Still quiet with highs near 80.
An isolated shower, but mainly dry. Highs near 80.
Looking dry but an isolated shower isn’t out of the question. Highs in the 80s.
Some showers possible, but mainly dry overall. Highs near 80. 
Looking drier. Highs in the 80s.
Mainly dry. Highs in the upper 70s.
Rain possible. Highs in the 70s.
Better chance for rain. Highs in the 70s.
Still unsettled. Highs in the 70s.

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