Daily Forecast for Monday Features Cooler Temperatures
The high temperatures across the Carolinas will be much lower than we saw over the holiday weekend. The daily forecast for monday shows the highest temperatures will be in Central North Carolina with highs around 90°F. Surprisingly, South Carolina will have cooler temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. The weather will be increasingly unstable the further south you go; mostly sunny conditions will be dominant near the NC/VA border. Chances for storms increase as you move south. The most prevalent area for storm activity will be in an area from Charleston & Myrtle Beach, towards Columbia, and points south.
The Tropics are Getting Active
We are watching two areas of activity in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. The first area of interest is currently in the Gulf of Mexico and, as of 8pm Sunday, has a 40% chance of development in the next 5 days. The track for this storm would take it over Northern Florida and Georgia. There are currently favorably warm waters off the Georgia and Carolina Coast, and if this system should exit land and hug the coast, we could see intensification. Regardless, it is very likely that this system will bring heavy rain to the Carolinas.
The second area is located about 700 miles east of the Windward Islands and is currently largely disorganized. The National Hurricane Center has given this system a 10% chance of development in the next 5 days.
We will be watching both systems closely, and you can always check out the latest on our models page. Furthermore, Meteorologist Joshua Nagelberg has written an excellent article discussing, in more detail, the specifics of what we can expect in the Carolinas from disturbance #1. Keep your eyes on our Facebook Page as well as the website as more details become available.
And for those that are curious, here is the current information on Tropical Depression #5, currently heading out to sea.