FORECAST: Monday, July 20th, 2020; HOTTER HIGHS IN THE 90S AND DANGEROUS HEAT INDEX VALUES
Even hotter Monday likely the hottest day so far this summer! Happy Monday, North Carolina! The ridge of high pressure remains firmly in control of our weather, partly to mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid-upper 90s and 80s in the mountains. Heat Index values will be dangerous outside the mountains in the upper 90s to 100s, please DO not forget about pets and children do not leave them in the heat. The only relief will be a few scattered showers and thunderstorms developing mainly after 1 PM, as we've seen they will start across the Mountains and Foothills and head east through the afternoon. The best area to get wet will be across the wet, but still hit or miss. We will have a few boundaries set up, which will help give the storms that spark to get started. Once again, they will be that typical garden thunderstorm with gusty winds and heavy rainfall. I can't rule out one or two becoming severe with damaging winds. Hopefully, areas that have not gotten wet lately see rain, but coverage will only be 30%; that's just how summer storms work. No, just because there's really loud thunder, the storm is not stronger; it is just closer.