Good Monday morning - hopefully everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Temperatures this morning have been on the mild side, so at least that's not making it too tough to get out of bed. Most of the area is starting off in the 60s - but some areas have dipped into the mid and upper 50s.
Like yesterday, today will bring a mix of clouds and sun. Sometimes you'll need the sunglasses, other times you'll be able to put them off to the side. This morning and most of the afternoon will be dry - and breezy winds (SW 10-18 mph) will keep the fire danger elevated, especially in Western North Carolina.
By late-afternoon and evening, a few showers or storms will work through parts of WNC. In the Upstate, an isolated shower or t-storm is possible, but most areas will stay dry. A storm or two could bring gusty winds near the TN border, but the severe threat today will be much higher north of our area (through parts of OH, PA, WV and NY).
As the cold front crosses our area on Tuesday, we'll see more widespread rain and storms. Our severe risk will also be higher tomorrow - so there's a better opportunity for storms that bring damaging winds or hail. You can take a look at the SPC's Convective Outlook for Tuesday (Day 2) here.
A few showers will linger on Wednesday, but the bigger story will be the cool-down that takes over mid-week. Wednesday highs will drop back to below-normal levels - in the low/mid 60s in the Mountains and mid 60s for the Upstate.
Side note: Today is the annual running of the Boston Marathon - and temperatures in Boston are expected to rise into the upper 80s! That's obviously less-than-perfect running weather - so the organizers are giving runners the opportunity to defer to next year, to avoid any heat-related health problems. Hopefully some people take them up on the offer and everyone stays safe today!