Warm Start to Workweek, Severe Storms Possible Monday


The tornado risk is nonzero, but remains low on Monday.

Sunny skies and cozy highs in the 60s, 70s, and 80s returned this Sunday afternoon, and it looks like the warm weather will carry into the first day of the workweek. However, our weather fortunes will change in a hurry as a powerful cold front arrives by Monday evening. Ahead of the front comes a small risk for severe weather, but most communities in the area will remain dry. The main risks with these incoming storms are strong, gusty winds and localized torrential rainfall, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. The highest risk of severe weather will be in the northern Piedmont.

Much colder air arrives for the middle portion of the week before another rainmaking system sweeps in on Thursday. This second system could bring the soaking rain many of us around the Metro need. Next weekend looks chilly, as highs may struggle to get out of the 40s, 50s, and 60s across the board.

Tonight: Clouds build Low: 59°. Wind: Light.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with isolated PM storms. A few may be severe. High: 80°. Wind: SW 5-15. Gusts: 20+

Monday Night: A few strong storms early, then mostly clear. Low: 49°. Wind: NW 5-15.

Tuesday: Sunny skies. Much cooler. High: 69°. Wind: NW 10-20. Gusts: 25+





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