Early showers, clearing up later today

Weather

DISCUSSION:  A cold front is pushing through the region early today, though much drier air is arriving behind this front as winds shift out of the northwest today. Most of the region will be dry by the afternoon, though we will spend much of the afternoon trying to clear up the cloud cover as high pressure starts to build in.

Temperatures will run a few degrees below normal once again, staying in the mid 70s. If we get enough sunshine by the afternoon, it will feel pretty comfortable.

Day planner for Wednesday.

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. Looking like a good night to light up the fire pit and roast some s’mores, if you’re up for it!

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.

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. Regardless, both days look great to spend outdoors. 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.

Summer-like temperatures return on Labor Day weekend.

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. Tropical Storm 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 still has the potential to become a category 1 hurricane over the next few days. 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. We are approaching the busy part of hurricane season.

Latest track for Dorian.

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.

Your 10 Day Forecast.


TODAY:
Showers and fog early, clearing up nicely later. Highs in the 70s.
TONIGHT:
Clear and chilly. Lows in the low 50s. 
THURSDAY:
Much drier, sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
FRIDAY:
Still quiet with highs near 80.
SATURDAY:
An isolated shower, but mainly dry. Highs near 80.
SUNDAY:
Looking dry but an isolated shower isn’t out of the question. Highs in the 80s.
LABOR DAY:
Some showers possible. Highs near 80. 
TUESDAY:
Looking drier. Highs in the 80s.
WEDNESDAY:
Another chance for showers. Highs in the upper 70s.
THURSDAY:
Rain possible. Highs in the 70s.

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