Good morning! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend - the weather was fantastic for any and all outdoor plans in most spots (we were out soaking up the sun at Lake Keowee yesterday)! We'll keep sunshine going for the start of the week - but will have to be on the lookout for some storms to fire up later today, particularly in Western North Carolina.
The storms will be more widespread in the higher elevations this afternoon - so spots up there could see a few passing storms. Any storms will have the potential to bring heavy downpours and lots of lightning... and one or two storms could become strong or severe (hail and gusty winds would be the severe threats).
The Upstate will stay mostly quiet, with just a small chance for an isolated shower or storm. Highs will be warmer than yesterday - and a bit above-normal - rising into the mid 80s in Upstate towns and the mid/upper 70s in the Mountains.
Rain and storm chances will linger through mid-week (they'll be highest on Tuesday) - but then we'll see drier and HOTTER weather set up for the Memorial Day weekend. Be prepared for highs in the mid 80s (Mountains) and low 90s (Upstate) this weekend - so pack the sunscreen and swimsuits!
We continue to monitor Tropical Storm Alberto, which is off the GA coast this morning. The storm has sustained winds of 40 mph - meaning it's a weak tropical storm. The storm will shift east and northeastward over the next few days, meaning it will not make landfall on the East Coast. Coastal impacts will only include dangerous rip currents and large surf. To see updates from the National Hurricane Center through the day, click here.