A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR POCAHONTAS, FAYETTE, RALEIGH, WYOMING. MCDOWELL
Monday, we start out clear and humid. Much of the humidity is a lingering effect of what is currently Tropical Storm Claudette moving up the east coast and dragging this air mass from the Gulf of Mexico. The morning hours will remain dry, but through the afternoon and evening, a passing cold front will provide widespread rain and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid-80s ahead of the front.
There is the potential for some strong to severe storms today along the front. The main threats we’ll be watching for in the WeatherLab will be pea to quarter-sized hail, strong to damaging wind gusts, and heavy rain in these storms. Timing the storms out, the strongest ones look to be between the hours of 2-8 pm, though showers and an occasional storm might still occur after that into the overnight hours.
Tuesday morning a quick round of showers and maybe an isolated rumble of thunder is possible as the back end of our front pulls out of the region. But as the day goes on skies should begin to clear up as high pressure begins to move in slowly from the north. It will be a windy day with gusts up to 25+mph still possible. Highs in the upper 60s.
Wednesday sunny skies and lighter winds are expected as high pressure has a firm control over our area. We’ll see temperatures make a bit of rebound back into the mid-70s for most as winds take a more southerly direction through the day.
Thursday ends up very similar to the day before, just a bit warmer. Highs should be in the upper 70s and low 80s as winds shift more out of the southeast as our high pressure begins to drift lazily towards the east coast and the Atlantic.
Friday, we’ll start out sunny for most with clouds building as the day goes on. Highs should be back in the 80s for most with winds picking up a bit out of the southwest. Overnight the chance of a stray shower will grow ahead of a warm front expected for Saturday.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout most of Saturday as a warm front lifts through the area. This will provide plenty of cloud cover, but also put us in what’s known as the ‘warm sector’ of the storm system keeping us in the mid-80s and fairly humid.
Sunday, on and off showers and storms continue as our moisture feed off to the south continues to provide heat and humidity for them. In addition the cold front attached to the warm front from the day before, is helping these storms kick off as it bumps up against our high pressure out in the Atlantic now.
In the extended forecast, our stalled-out frontal system and our blocking high are set to battle it out for control over the area leading to a hot, humid, and unsettled few days across much of the east coast.
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AM Sun, Showers, and Thunderstorms PM, some strong to severe. Highs in the mid 80s.
Thunderstorms AM clearing PM. Highs near upper 70s.
Drier with highs in the mid 70s.
Still quiet. Highs in the upper 70s.
Dry and warm with showers moving in late. Highs in the 80s.
Rain returns. Highs in the 70s.
Still unsettled. Highs in the low 80s.
Iso. Showers Poss. PM. Highs in the mid 80s.
Chance showers. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s.
Still looking unsettled. Highs in the upper 80s.