Good morning! A cold front will bring rain showers to the area today - in fact, we're already seeing some light rain in parts of our Mountain territory. Most of the scattered rain will stay focused through WNC this morning, with only an isolated shower possible in the Upstate.
AM temperatures are VERY mild - as most of the area is starting off with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. Afternoon highs will remain well above-normal. We'll reach the upper 60s in the Upstate today, with highs coming during the mid-afternoon (around 3 PM). In the Mountains, I expect to see highs a little earlier (probably around 12-2), but they'll still be mild - in the low 60s.
By the afternoon, showers will shift further southeast... so we'll see a better chance of scattered rain in the Upstate through the PM hours. While most of the rain will be on the light side, we could see a few t-storms develop - and those could produce some heavier rainfall rates. With that said, I do not expect severe weather today - just "garden variety" storms (if anything) that bring some heavier rain and lightning.
Things should begin to settle by the evening and overnight hours... then a BIG cool-down sets in for our Thursday. High pressure will settle in the Northeast, keeping us within that "wedge" pattern. That means tomorrow will feature cloudy skies, a spotty shower chance and much cooler temps. Highs tomorrow afternoon will only reach the low to mid 50s - slightly below-normal but significantly cooler than we've been early this week.
We'll keep temperatures in the 50s on Friday, but then temperatures are set to warm right back up by the weekend. We'll warm back into the 60s and 70s by Sat/Sun/Mon... before another system arrives early next week and ushers cool air back into the Southeast by Tuesday.