We've got a lot of cloud cover this morning, but at least we're starting the day dry. As we go toward lunchtime, expect the sun to peek out from behind the clouds a bit, though we won't be seeing fully sunny skies today. Shortly after lunch we'll begin monitoring the potential for afternoon and evening storms. Highs will move into the middle 80s Upstate, with near 80° in the mountains, and an upper level disturbance will be moving through. This provides a good "trigger mechanism" to spark storms. The National Weather Service doesn't have us under a watch or warning at this time, but leaves this message:
"SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL REDEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING HOURS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WINDS...CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAINFALL BEING THE MAIN THREATS. DUE TO RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL...ANY LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVE MULTIPLE WAVES OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE AN ELEVATED RISK OF FLASH FLOODING."
This is very similar to what we've been dealing with over the past few weeks. Pockets of very heavy rainfall that sits over a certain area for close to 45 minutes, dumping significant rainfall. Low lying areas and, like the NWS states, areas that see more than one thunderstorm this afternoon will be more likely to see the flash flooding. The day won't be a washout, as the dry weather should stick around through the morning and part of the afternoon. But nonetheless, keep an eye on the sky and stay tuned to our Fox Carolina Weather App as well as on our website.