Blog: Great Weather Today! Some Rain For The Holiday Weekend!

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A cold front entered the region yesterday, and it kicked off some showers and thunderstorms near the state line and over North Carolina during the afternoon.  Today that front is slowly sinking to our south. 

High pressure is building in, and we will see some great weather today.  We’ll have lots of sunshine.  The dew points are dropping from the 60s to the 50s.  We’ll have a north breeze at 8-12mph.  It will be great!  The only negative is that the pollen is back up a little. 

Tonight we’ll have clear skies and light winds.  Temps will fall to the 50s and 60s. It will be good sleeping weather.  We will still have lots of sunshine tomorrow, but the wind will be light and out of the southeast. So high temps will rise to the mid 80s. The humidity will rise slightly.  We’ll be partly cloudy on Saturday.  There may be a stray shower during the day, but there will be a higher chance for some rain in the evening.  On Sunday we’ll have a few hit-or-miss showers, but no washouts.  Humidity will be up.  High temps will be in the 80s.  By Monday the moisture will greatly increase.  Rain showers look likely.  We may go back to a wet pattern like last week for a few days.  At least that is what the long-term models are suggesting.

  Part of the reason for the wet weather early next week will be from the disturbance in the tropics.  The disturbance is currently down near the Yucatan Peninsula.

  It is drifting north.  It has a high chance for development over the next few days.  The models keep it fairly week, but they do develop it into a system.   Between the European model and the GFS they run it up somewhere between New Orleans and Tallahassee.  The multiple forecasts all bring lots of heavy rain and flooding to the Southeast States this weekend. We’ll indirectly get some moisture from the system early next week.  Stay tuned for updates on this.  

In world news…  Apparently, one of our new satellites in space has a cooling problem.   The GOES-17 satellite views the western United states.  It has to keep one of its infra-red imagers cool in order to gather images of the Earth.  However, the cooling system is not functioning properly.  Scientists are trying to solve the problem.  Here is the article with more information: GOES 17 Problem.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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