Well, the weekend saw more precip than was anticipated last Wednesday when I wrote the last discussion. That upper low I referred to last week managed to stall out over the eastern US, creating a soggy holiday weekend. The first week of July, and the last several months for that matter, has been incredibly wet. In fact, Boone has seen over 50″ of rainfall so far this year. That's over 22″ above average! Unfortunately, the forecast for the week ahead features more rain.
Today will be the best chance all week that we don't see any showers or storms. Lots of sunshine and seasonble temperatures are in store while only a slight chance of precip exists, so cross your fingers!
Tuesday will be a typical summer day…warm and humid with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday will be warm and humid once again. Scattered showers and storms ahead of our next cold front will begin to pop up in the afternoon and evening hours. The front is slated to move through Thursday night and slow down over the Piedmont on Friday. This means precip continues throughout this time period.
There is some uncertainty about the weekend. An upper trough sets up but the exact location of it differs in the models. Scattered showers are a good bet for Saturday with heavier rain arriving Sunday afternoon.