Tuesday brought a taste of fall across the region with highs only managing to reach into the low and mid 70s under abundant cloud cover. Summer makes a quick comeback Wednesday with the return of warm temperatures, humidity, and scattered afternoon and evening storms.
- After a cool Tuesday, Summer heat and humidity returns for Wednesday.
- Temperatures will be near normal in the upper 80s.
- Scattered storms will be around for Thursday.
The "wedge" that brought us the overcast skies and below average temperatures Tuesday will continue to break down through Wednesday morning. Expect the cloud deck to gradually scour out throughout the day as winds become more established out of the southwest. Temperatures will be back to near normal, with highs in the mid to upper 80s coupled with dew points in the mid and upper 60s. A disturbance pushing in from the west today will allow for scattered storms to fire up along it in the High Country by midday and eventually work eastward into the Piedmont by the evening hours. While the threat for severe storms remains low, we can't quite rule out a handfull of these becoming stronger to low-end severe, particularly in the mountains.
A cold front will move in from the north late Thursday, bringing additional rounds of afternoon scattered showers and storms. With high pressure building in behind it, expect a drier end to the week and start to the weekend with a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures shouldn't cool down to much behind the front, however, and remain in the upper 80s to low 90s through Father's Day weekend.