You may be hard-pressed to find many clouds over the next week as high pressure builds in from the west.
Happy Friday! The fantastic fall feeling that has settled across the Carolinas this week will prove that it has some staying power. Despite a steady increase in temperatures into next week, humidity levels and rain chances will remain in a pit. High pressure is building in from the west, which should allow for plentiful sunshine for the virtual entirety of the next seven days. Expect highs to rise back into the 80s in the Piedmont by the end of the weekend, while the mountains hover near 70°. The Metro could even dance near 90° by the back half of next week, but the mugginess should stay away for now.
After being named yesterday, Sam is now a Category 1 hurricane with winds approaching 75 mph. Sam will continue to push eastward and will approach the eastern Caribbean by the end of the weekend. While the storm should become a major hurricane, most model trends take it out to sea before coming anywhere close to the Carolinas. Even still, we’ll need to watch carefully for any changes in the forecast.
Tonight: Clear and cool. Low: 50°. Wind: Light.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: 77°. Wind: W 5-10.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. A bit milder. Low: 54°. Wind: Light.
Sunday: Warm sunshine. High: 80°. Wind: NW 5-10.