Good morning! We're off to another bright and dry start, but we'll again be on the lookout for late-day storms. Expect plenty of sunshine this morning to be replaced by more clouds during the lunchtime hours - then through the afternoon and evening we'll be on the lookout for some stormy weather.
The SPC has placed just about all of our area (effectively our whole viewing area) in its Slight Risk area today - meaning we've got an elevated risk for strong or severe storms. You can see the Convective Outlook here.
We are along the edge of a ridge of high pressure, and this placement will put us on the "track" for storm complexes to ride along it and move into our area today and also tonight. As of this writing (10 AM) there are already storm complexes in WV, KY, OH and IN that are drifting southeast. These 'upstream' storms will likely affect us through the PM hours... and perhaps even overnight/early Wednesday morning.
The main storm threat will be gusty, damaging winds - but hail or an isolated tornado can't be ruled out. We'll be posting warning info as needed through the PM hours - and of course, Kendra will be tracking the threat of an overnight MCS on-air at 10 and 11.
Smaller storm chances will arrive for the end of the week, but it will stay hot and humid through Friday (highs today until then will be in the mid/upper 90s in the Upstate and the upper 80s in WNC). The weekend will bring some relief, but not too much - highs will dip slightly and humidity will fall from oppressive to muggy territory.