Summer is in Full Swing NC 7-16-13

Summer is in full swing now and it definitely feels like it outside.  An upper ridge combined with high pressure at the surface is producing some very warm temperatures on the east coast.  It's actually been warmer in the Northeast than it has been in Texas.  

For the High Country, we're looking at another hot day with plenty of sunshine.  There is a chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm this afternoon though, so don't be surprised if you see one pop up.

The ridge will weaken during the second half of the work week, allowing for increased chances of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms through Saturday.  Each day will see a good bit of sunshine but be aware of the afternoon potential for storms.  This is pretty typical for summer.

A backdoor cold front looks to approach the region from the north beginning late Sunday.  This means more showers and storms Sunday afternoon and evening.  It looks like this front may stall out for a few days over West Virginia, which could make for a wet start to next week.

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