Friday, July 5, 2013

Still wet, but in a different way

After several days of frequent showers and mostly light thundershowers, the weather pattern in the immediate Charlotte area will change over the next few days.

We'll move to a pattern of sunny breaks, mixed with an occasional thunderstorm.  Some of those storms could be strong.

Persistent upper-level low pressure responsible for all the rain in recent days is being shoved westward. That means the steadiest rain will fall over the mountains and in Tennessee and Georgia.

In the Piedmont and parts of the foothills, we'll see a bit more sun. That will allow the atmosphere to become quite unstable, and that also means thunderstorms will be more frequent.

With more sunshine and a destabilized atmosphere, the storms could grow strong to even severe.

But we'll also see periods of sunshine, especially Friday and Saturday. A weak low pressure system might arrive Sunday. That would throw more cloudiness into the mix.  Then it's back to a typical summer pattern next week -- heat, humidity, and a chance of afternoon and evening storms.

6 comments:

Marconi Polonius said...

And Brad Panicovitch will love this.....

Anonymous said...

But doesn't Brad Panicovith only like weather he use to scare people into running for shelter and purchase large amounts of bread and milk?

Ed Clark said...

Boy, could we use a week or two of drought. That would be swell.

Anonymous said...

Steve - Perhaps you could lighten up on the hype for a few days.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 3:14pm, how is that hype? It is a weather forecast

Tom the Yellow Troll said...

Hype-hype-hooray!!