Friday, June 17, 2011

The oven has been turned on

If you were in the camp of people who enjoyed the cool down earlier this week, here's some bad news: the other camp -- those who like it hot -- are getting their wish now.

High pressure over the southern Plains is taking control of Carolinas weather and should remain the dominant feature for the next week.

It could bring us face-to-face with 100-degree weather, or at least the upper 90s, sometime in the early or middle part of next week. And high temperatures Saturday and Sunday will be well into the 90s.

This won't be a totally dry situation.

On Saturday and Sunday, a few weak impulses of unsettled weather will move along the boundary of the high pressure system and cross the Carolinas. Meteorologists say that if one of those impulses moves through the region during the heat of the day, we could see the development of thunderstorms.

It won't be a widespread outbreak, though. We're talking about a few scattered storms Saturday and Sunday, and many areas will remain dry.

Humidity levels will climb, too. That will be evident from the nighttime temperatures. Morning lows fell into the upper 50s earlier this week, but we'll have 70-degree lows by later this weekend. That's a sign of the humidity's return.

Drink water, put on the sunscreen (make sure it protects you from UVA and UVB rays), and find a swimming pool or lake. Have a nice weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hey Steve, what is the rain figures for the year now? How about the lake levels, what are the chance we see some bottoming out like a few years ago?

Anonymous said...

You know, Wednesday moring I did run my heater on the way to work.I thought cold weather would never leave! No worries about snow, sleet, freezing rain. But starting next week or so, the days will be getting shorther, and cold weather will be here before you know it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the perfect weather to take a Polar Bear Plunge in a tub of ice.

Anonymous said...

You don't feel the heat as much when you sit naked in front of fan drinking beer.

Anonymous said...

Yep, bad news for those of us who don't like the heat and humidity, but great news for Duke Energy, since air conditioners will be running wide open next week.


Anonymous said...

What kind of sick bastards enjoy upper 90's?!? You should all be banished to South Florida. Or Houston.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 1:41:

If you don't like it here why don't you banish yourself from here! Last time I checked, the highways run in several different directions. You sound like some bitter Yankee.....or maybe you're from Wis-CAN-sin! Idiot!

Anonymous said...

Umm...I'm a native North Carolinian and I have to agree that you have to be a little messed up to enjoy upper 90's. Our average high this time of year is mid to upper 80's so upper 90's suck pretty hard! After the last few weeks, I'm already waiting for October!