Near Record Highs Today and Tomorrow, Rain and Cooler Temps Next Week

What another beautiful morning out there this morning!  I hope you all are enjoying this nice weather because the majority of next week is going to be pretty nasty.  More on that in a second…

A ridge of high pressure continues to be situated over the region.  Stagnant air is leading to some very warm temperatures.   Today and tomorrow will see near record temperatures for Boone.  That said, humidity won’t be quite as bad as what we saw earlier this summer.  While I love blue skies and lots of sunshine, I am about done with the heat for the year.  Bring on fall!

Things start to get interesting by the end of the weekend.  First, a cold front will move through either late Sunday or early Monday morning.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin to pop up Sunday afternoon, with coverage becoming more widespread overnight.  

A tropical system, currently located in the Gulf of Mexico, will then make it’s way into our area.  The system is expected to become Tropical Storm Lee in the next 24 hours.  It is a VERY slow mover and while winds are not terribly severe, flooding is the biggest threat with this storm.  Rainfall amounts for Monday-Wednesday/Thursday of next week look to be quite substantial right now, basically making for a washout.  Temperatures will also be quite cool, with highs ranging from the low 60’s to around 70 degrees during this time period. 

While nobody likes weather like this, we definitely could use the rain as it’s been pretty dry around here lately.  Also, we need the ponds at the ski resorts to be filled!  Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!   

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