Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
ABOVE AVERAGE HIGHS THROUGH THE WEEKEND
A FEW AFTERNOON/EVENING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSHOWERS POSSIBLE
EVEN WARMER AND A LITTLE MORE HUMID BY MOTHER'S DAY
POTENTIAL TROPICAL TROUBLE LATER IN THE WEEK
This Afternoon: Sunny to partly cloudy and very warm. Isolated afternoon thundershowers, mainly across the higher terrain. Highs 76-82. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.
Tonight: Evening shower in spots. Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 48-55. Light wind.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and warm. An afternoon or evening shower or thundershower is possible. Highs 77-83. Light northeast wind.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy and mild. Few stray showers. Lows 52-57. Light wind.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with an afternoon or evening shower or thundershower possible. Highs 77-83. Light wind.
High pressure has found a home in the Southeast, resulting in plenty of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures during the day. We will be in a summer-like weather pattern all week!
Sunshine will allow temperatures to rise into the upper 70s to lower 80s. It will be very warm, but humidity levels will be fairly low. Don't forget the sunglasses and sunscreen this week. Be sure to stay hydrated as well.
High pressure will remain the dominant weather feature through this coming weekend as it holds its ground the next several days. This will help to block out any major weather systems to our north. We expect many dry hours along with warm conditions.
Each day this week holds a chance of an afternoon shower or thundershower. This is especially the case over the higher terrain. Local downpours and occasional lightning strikes will be the main concerns with any shower or thunderstorm. The shower activity will be scattered, so not everyone is going to get wet.
The StormTrack 5 weather team will be keeping an eye on an area of low pressure off the Southeast coast. This low will slowly move north/northwest and will increase rain chances and wind speeds along coastal areas. Rip currents and rough surf are expected late this week along the Southeast coast.
There is disagreement with our computer models as to the track of this low, so this is something we'll watch closely for Mother's Day weekend beach-goers.
Recap: Highs around 77 to 85 through next Tuesday. Lows in the upper 40s and 50s for the rest of the week..
Our average high is 73°, low 48°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks
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