Good morning! It's been a foggy start to the morning, but that fog will continue to lift as we go through the mid and late-morning hours. By the afternoon, our attention will again turn to the storm threat.
I don't expect storms to be as widespread as they were on Tuesday, but we'll still have to watch for decent coverage in Western North Carolina. Across the Upstate, I think storms will be more hit-and-miss, and a lot of areas will stay dry.
The severe threat this afternoon isn't high, but a storm or two could be on the strong side. Like the past few days, the main threat within any storms will be heavy downpours - the rain has been coming down in buckets at times on Monday and Tuesday, and we could see that in some areas again today.
Highs will reach the low to mid 80s in the Upstate, while WNC temperatures will rise into the mid 70s. These highs are 'normal' for this time of year - and they're also the cooler temperatures on the current 7-day forecast.
The big story as we head into the end of the week and weekend will be the very high heat. Upstate highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s through Memorial Day, with lots of sunshine coming our way. In the Mountains, holiday weekend highs will range from the mid to upper 80s with only isolated storm chances.
We'll also be watching the potential for a tropical low to form off the Southeast. Several of the models do show a feature forming late-week, but high pressure over our region will keep it from reaching the coast or affecting us.