As I was out and about this weekend, the #1 question I got asked was definitely "When is this heat going to let up?" Well, not today - but looking towards the middle part of the week we will see less humidity along with slightly lower temps.
Today's highs will reach the low 90s in the Mountains and the upper 90s/near 100° in the Upstate. The humidity will make it feel hotter than that - Upstate towns will deal with heat index values between 100 and 105 degrees this afternoon. At this point all counties will stay just below Heat Advisory criteria, but it will still be oppressive and uncomfortable to be outdoors.
Sky cover will range from mostly sunny to partly cloudy throughout the day - and we'll stay dry through the mid-afternoon hours. By the late afternoon and evening, we could see a few thunderstorms develop, mainly in WNC. The best chance time-frame for storms will be between 10 PM and 2 AM. We'll see a complex of storms develop over the Midwest today, which will track southeastward into our region by tonight.
This setup looks a lot like last week's (Wed. night/Thurs. AM) - some of those storms could be strong as they move into the TN border spots of WNC, so we may see some stronger winds there. However, the storms will weaken considerably as they push southward, and by the time they reach the Upstate I'd just expect a few rumbles of thunder.
Kendra will be tracking the complex on FOX Radar 3-D at 6:30 and 10 tonight - make sure you check in with her!