Happy Thursday everyone! We’re still stuck in that generally gray weather pattern we’ve seen since Monday, though a few of us were able to see some sunshine yesterday afternoon and you have a decent chance again today!
Areas right near the Mason-Dixon are waking up to some moderate rain this morning, most of that should clear out along with those low hanging clouds we’ve been used to by now by the late morning. Some additional showers are possible throughout the day so you might want to have an umbrella on hand. We’ll see high temperatures just a few degrees above what we saw yesterday, likely right around 80 in most areas. Expect the same again for tomorrow.
As far as Florence goes, it is still expected to impact the Carolinas tomorrow and into the weekend. Our recent forecast trends are still holding that the storm will be suppressed well south of our area for the weekend as a ridge of high pressure sets up around our area. This will still allow for some showers and storms to pop up in the afternoons both Saturday and Sunday. Simply put, we don’t have any major concerns this weekend in our area. By early next week we could see some more moderate rainfall as the tropical moisture left-over by Florence could make its way into our area and potentially bring some additional flooding concerns as we have already seen a lot of rain this month. Drier weather looks to return by late next week.
Here is a look at your 7-day forecast:
Today: Mainly cloudy with some scattered showers and an isolated storm. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.. Light winds from the northeast.
Tonight: Cloudy with fog and an isolated shower possible. Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. .
Friday: Mainly cloudy with a chance for some showers and a possible storm. Highs in the upper 70s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers/storms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers/storms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with rain chance. Highs in the upper 70s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, potentially heavy at times. Highs in the low 80s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a shower chance. Highs in the low 80s.
Have a great Thursday!
Meteorologist David Dickson