Overnight: More mild temperatures will be around tonight as lows only settle into the 50s in every town around here. It's always nice when we don't even have to deal with a cold morning!
Wednesday: The high pressure ridge centered over the southeastern states will strengthen a bit tonight and tomorrow. This will allow for more southwesterly winds and will equal slightly warmer temperatures. Expect 70s by lunch across our area with highs reaching the low-middle 80s by late afternoon! Western NC highs will climb into the middle-upper 70s.
Thursday: At this point, most of Thursday looks dry. However, the system we have been focusing on, which is causing rain and snow out west, will impact us by late Thursday into very early Friday. You can expect a good chance for rain sometime between Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning.
Due to the large mass of warm air being pumped ahead of the system, we may have a sizeable amount of instability or fuel for thunderstorm development. At the same time, most of the mid-level and upper-level energy won't be positioned over us and will instead miss us while staying north. Still, heightened instability will likely mean that a squall line of storms will move through at some point late Thursday. There could be a few strong/severe storms, but at this point, the situation doesn't look like a severe storm outbreak.