After an awesome weekend – with seasonal temperatures but tolerable humidity – the pattern has changed and we're be looking at unsettled weather for much of this week.
Charlotte picked up a quick three-quarters of an inch of rain early today – just in time for the morning commute – and the threat of showers will continue through the day. Futurecast (see image) suggests there'll be little in the way of sunshine this afternoon and the risk of rain will persist right into the evening.
All of this is out ahead of a front that will slowly push toward the WBTV viewing area from Tennessee today, then stall just south of our region midweek. The end result is that there can be a shower or thunderstorm (including a heavy downpour) at just about any time until the front pushes south late Tuesday.
Highs will struggle to get much out of the low to mid 80s while overnight lows will only fall back to near 70°.
We may get a bit of break from the rain Wednesday – if high pressure to the north of us is strong enough to push the front far enough south – but that's not a given and the break likely wouldn't last long.
Either way, the front will drift back north late week and that will likely lead to greater rain chances for Thursday and Friday – and perhaps even into the weekend.
With the absence of prolonged periods of strong sunshine, the risk for severe thunderstorms – hail and damaging wind – appears to be fairly low over the next couple of day. The greater threat may come from localized flooding, especially in neighborhoods where repeated bouts of heavy rain are experienced.
Have the WBTV Weather app handy so you can check the radar if skies look threatening.
Have a good week!
- Meteorologist Al Conklin