Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A wet week could be ahead

While it won't be as stormy as today, the rest of this week and the beginning of the next could be rather wet across the Carolinas.

It appears as if stalled frontal boundaries and a series of weak low pressure systems will conspire to bring periods of showers and thunderstorms to the region. There will be some dry spells, however, and temperatures will remain on the mild side.

Today's severe weather threat is covered in another story on The Observer's website today, but once the storms move southeast of the region early Wednesday, we should enjoy rather dry conditions on Wednesday and Thursday.

A stalled frontal system will be south and west of Charlotte, so we'll see only a few scattered afternoon and evening storms both days.

By Friday, however, the computer models are hinting at an upper-level low pressure system moving slowly into the Carolinas. That could bring several days of unsettled weather ... marked by mostly cloudy skies and periods of showers and storms. It could last through the weekend and into next Monday or Tuesday.

The scenario we talked about in late March seems to be playing out ... chilly air has been parked over the North for much of the spring, and the dividing line between colder conditions and the warmth of the South has served as a focus for stormy weather. It could be a couple more weeks before the chilly air is pushed farther north for the summer.

Stay tuned.


Chris said...

Well I guess we sure did need it. Great blog Steve.

Anonymous said...

Boy, I would say you have been right so far!