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It's Gonna be a Soggy Week with Below Normal Temps

Published: 8.7.17 8:07am

Good Morning Folks! As promised the rains have arrived and over the past 24 hours (as of 7:30am), the majority of SW NC has picked up a half inch or more of rain, with numerous sites reporting over an inch. The highest we could find was out of Burrells Ford in the Upstate where up to 1.80” fell, while the escarpment picked up 1.69” in Otto, 1.26” in Lake Toxaway and 1.22” in Highlands. We’ll pick up another half inch up to an inch today with scattered showers peppering the region, followed by another round of showers tomorrow morning and then again tomorrow afternoon. Wednesday is trending drier on the models with pop up showers instead of scattered showers as high pressure flirts with the region, but scattered thunderstorms sweep into the area Thursday, keeping shower activity alive through at least Friday. The weekend ahead looks soggy as light – moderate showers develop in the humid airmass, however it should also feature some sunshine which will bring temps to normal levels. Temps this week should remain a handful of degrees below normal and by Saturday or Sunday, we’ll see an increase and return to the low – mid 80’s. 

Cloudy skies and scattered showers will keep temps to the upper 60’s – upper 70’s this afternoon, with another half inch up to an inch likely across the region. Locations closer to N GA and the Upstate of SC stand the best chance to pick up an inch or more of rain and with a cold front approaching this evening, it seems the heaviest rain will occur shortly before sunset. Showers will continue throughout the night and keep temps to the low – upper 60’s across the region. 

Soggy conditions continue into Tuesday with a slight reprieve in the action Wednesday as high pressure moves nearby, but not close enough to push out the above normal moisture levels. Needless to say, it will feel muggy but at least temps will hold to the upper 60’s – upper 70’s both days, with Wednesday in particular setting up to be the coolest day of the week (by a degree or two, nothing substantial). Another inch of rain is possible over the next two days, but the bulk of it should fall Tuesday morning and perhaps again Tuesday afternoon as the models depict a disturbance moving through late in the day. Overnight lows both nights will dip into mid – upper 60’s depending upon elevation under cloudy skies. 

Thursday features a cold front pushing across the region, that will linger into Friday and eventually move south of the region this weekend, but we are not entirely sure it will clear the area. This uncertainty may lead to a back and forth weekend forecast but for now we are leaning toward pop up showers both days, while Thursday and Friday both look soggy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temps Thursday rise to the low – upper 70’s and then level out to the low 70’s – low 80’s this weekend. 

Overall, soggy this week with a break in the action Wednesday and possibly this weekend and the wettest days look to be today, tomorrow and Thursday. ENJOY! 

 


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