Al started his forecasting career in radio at Accu-Weather in Pennsylvania and remained there for four years as a broadcast meteorologist. He began his television career at Wilmington, NC's WECT in 1989, as a Meteorologist/Environmental Reporter. After a two year stint at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, FL and a year a WTVJ in Miami, Fl, Al returned to the Carolinas and WBTV in April of 1993. Al holds the AMS TV Seal of Approval and received an Emmy for Best Weathercast in 1997.
An upper-level low swirling off the southern New England coast has turned to the flow of air streaming into the Carolinas to the north, meaning direr air – especially in the mid and upper layers of the atmosphere – has arrived in the WBTV viewing area.
The high heat and tropical humidity that returned late in the weekend will hang around the better part of the week ahead. That actually makes for a pretty easy – and typical – forecast as we roll from late June into early July.
With a front stationed back to our west and a tap of tropical moisture streaming our way from the Gulf of Mexico high humidity levels will lead to more downpours today though the risk for severe weather late in the day appears to be a little higher today.
Our weather pattern is the picture of consistency. With a front stationed back to our west and a tap of tropical moisture streaming our way from the Gulf of Mexico high humidity levels will lead to scattered downpours over the next few days.
The cloudy, damp, cool weather that dominated our Memorial Day is still in place today and shows little sign of budging as an easterly flow from off the Atlantic continues. There won’t be too much sunshine today, but there also isn’t much of a trigger for rain outside of the mountains.
n upper-level storm system – essentially cut off from the rest of the atmospheric weather players – is lumbering over Tennessee today and will only gradually pull away from us as we move into the late-week period.
If you’re a fan of warm weather, you love the next four-day stretch. After reaching 80-degrees on Thursday, we’ll inch into the lower 80s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Rain chance – even in the mountains – will remain low.