Good morning! It's been a cool Tuesday morning across the area - some WNC towns have been in the low to mid 50s - so I'm sure a lot of kids wanted long-sleeves for the trek to the bus stop or school. Once again, patchy dense fog has slowed folks down in WNC, but that won't be a problem beyond 9 AM.
The afternoon will bring plenty of sunshine under partly cloudy skies. Like on Monday, a few showers or storms could fire up later today - but most areas will stay dry. The storm chance is around 30%, meaning storms will be widely scattered at best. The timeframe to watch is the late-afternoon and evening hours. Any storm could bring heavy rain and frequent lightning, with gusty winds possible within stronger storms.
Highs this afternoon will stay below-normal, rising into the low to mid 80s in the Upstate and near 80 degrees in the Mountains. Wednesday and Thursday will bring smaller PM storm chances, with temperatures staying below-normal.
Tropical Depression #9 formed this morning in the Atlantic, and we'll have to keep an eye on this storm. It will probably become Isaac, and many models have it advancing closer to the southeast coast of the U.S. by early next week. If some of the models are on to something with their N FL/S GA landfall, that could spell some heavy rains for us by mid-week. To get the latest on this storm (as well as some other areas of interest in the Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico), check out the National Hurricane Center site here.