Good morning, and happy 'Over The Hump Day'! We are starting our Wednesday with a quiet radar picture, but there is some patchy, light fog that has been settling into areas. Visibilities haven't been too problematic at our observation sites, but do watch for the potential for patchy, dense fog in areas.
We'll stay partly cloudy today with warm afternoon temperatures. Highs will reach the mid 80s in the Upstate, while Western North Carolina towns will top out right around 80 degrees. That's a bit above our normal highs for this time of year (80° at GSP, 75° at AVL).
An upper-level trough moving through the southeast will keep the chance of scattered late-day showers and storms in our Wednesday forecast. More of the action should be focused in our southern/eastern sections, but everyone will have a chance. Any storm could bring heavy rainfall and frequent lightning - and a storm or two could be on the strong side, too.
Thursday and Friday will bring more storm chances (scattered in the Mountains, isolated in the Upstate), with temps staying above-normal. For now, we'll hold the weekend dry. Saturday and Sunday highs will range from the upper 70s to low 80s.