RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A weak upper-level shortwave moving out of the Appalachians and into the mid-Atlantic will produce isolated showers and thunderstorms over the Triangle, mainly during the afternoon, through this weekend.
Daytime heating can spark isolated convection over the area, especially as low-level moisture remains in place with a south-southwesterly flow around subtropical high pressure over the Atlantic. Any isolated thunderstorm that ignites could potentially be locally heavy. Humid air is expected to remain throughout the region, but temperatures should be near normal for most.
Early next week, a cold front moving through the Midwest and Ohio Valley will continue to produce showers and thunderstorms in the area.
More widespread showers and storms are expected as this front passes through towards the middle of the week, especially to the north and west, where the front will be more prominent. Humid, seasonable air will remain in the area ahead of this front.
A similar pattern looks to remain through the end of the week and into the weekend as a south-southwesterly flow continues to funnel humid air into the region. Temperatures are expected to remain at near-normal levels, but afternoon showers and thunderstorms could spark up in spots throughout the Triangle. Without a significant lifting mechanism forcing air over the region, however, widespread thunderstorms and severe weather are not expected.
Have a great weekend!