Blog: Warmer But Wetter Weekend Coming!

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This morning we started the warming process that will impact our weekend weather.  We started with temps in the 40s which were about 10-15 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. Clouds thickened up last night, and that acted like a blanket.  Plus, there was a light wind out of the south. 

  High pressure is moving offshore causing the winds to change today. 

There is a weak warm front that is moving towards our region.  With the southerly winds at all levels, we are increasing the moisture along the East Coast.  We have had some showers moving into our area, but a lot of them fell apart as they moved east.  We do still have some fairly dry air in place at the surface, but that will change through the day.  So we’ll have a few scattered showers move through the region today.  At least it will be warmer.  High temps will be in the upper 50s.  Tomorrow the wind will briefly turn to out of the east/northeast, but it won’t be a strong breeze.  We’ll also have lots of clouds and some scattered rain showers.  It will be far from a washout, but it definitely won’t be a dry day.  High temps will be capped at the upper 50s to low 60s.  A deep layer of southerly winds will form on Sunday.  We’ll still have a lot of moisture push into the region.  We’ll still have a lot of clouds with a few showers.  But temperatures will spike.  Right now the models are suggesting that we’ll make into at least the low 70s.  I went even warmer in the mid 70s.  We’ll stay warm on Monday with highs in the upper 60s.  However, it will be much colder by the middle of next wek.  Highs will only be in the 40s on Wednesday.  Since yesterday the GFS model has been hinting at a wintry mix in the region on Wednesday as an area of low pressure forms offshore.  However, the European model keeps the low far offshore.  So it has us completely dry.  Stay tuned for updates to that part of the forecast. 

Today is the last day of hurricane season.  We ended up with 15 names storms and 8 hurricanes.  Both of those were above average.  Two of the hurricanes caused major damage over the Southeastern U.S.  Florence and Michael. 

Meteorologist: Jeremy wheeler

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