Cloudy skies and heavy morning rain is limiting the temperature increase so far today, so as of 11:00am we are still sitting in the low 70s Upstate and in Western NC. Though there is still heavy rain moving southeast through Laurens and southern Union counties, drier air moving through is limiting the rain from redeveloping north of I85. A slim few showers are possible between now and early afternoon Upstate and in the Mountains, but most will remain dry for the middle portion of the day. This lack of midday rain will allow our temperatures to finally heat up, getting to the low to mid 80s all across our area. However, weak high pressure in the southeast will give way to the amount of heat and humidity we have to form some pop up afternoon showers and thunderstorms. These storms will be more likely to form in the mountains than the Upstate, though isolated cells are possible everywhere. Any of the storms that move through will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall, isolated flooding, plus the potential for lightning and wind damage. By nightfall we should begin to see any storm cells weaken, though showers are possible overnight.