Happy Thursday - we've made it to Friday-Eve! We've been watching some areas of fog in WNC this morning, but other than that the weather has been fairly quiet to start the day. Today will bring more heat and humidity, with highs near seasonal levels - in the mid 80s in WNC and near 90 degrees in the Upstate.
The afternoon will be partly cloudy with another round of PM storms developing. Like yesterday, not everyone will get wet today - but any storm could produce some heavy rain, frequent lightning, and even some gusty winds. I wouldn't be surprised if a few warnings were issued again this afternoon. Beyond sunset, most of the activity should fizzle, but a few showers and an isolated thunderstorm will be possible overnight.
Tomorrow brings a better chance of rain and storms as a cold front approaches and moves through the area. The main threat of storms will come during the afternoon and evening hours - and our severe risk is higher Friday, too. The SPC has already placed us in the Slight Risk area for Friday (you can see the Day 2 Convective Outlook here).
A few showers may linger into the early part of Saturday, but by the afternoon we'll begin to dry out and clear out. Most of the weekend will be dry with more sunshine, temperatures near or a bit below-normal AND lower humidity! Humidity won't be non-existent, but at least it will be noticeably lower behind the front.