The saying may be ‘April showers bring May flowers,’ but it looks like May will do a lot of the heavy lifting herself this week. Showers and storms associated with a cold front are firing up throughout the area, some of which may be strong or severe. The main threats this evening in the most robust cells will be wind gusts up to 60 MPH and golf-ball-sized hail. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for areas along and north of I-40 until 9 PM.

While a cold front reaches the Carolinas on Monday, it won’t cool us down much. In fact, temperatures will climb for most heading into the middle of the week. Expect highs in the mid-80s Monday through Thursday with pop-up storms becoming more prevalent as the week progresses. Another cold front arrives on Friday, which should slightly cool us down into next weekend.

Tonight: Isolated storms early. Clearing later. Low: 64°. Wind: S 5-10.

Monday: Warm sunshine. A bit humid. High: 87°. Wind: SW 5-10.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Mild. Low: 64°. Wind: SW 5-10.

Tuesday: Summer feels with a few pop-up storms. High: 87°. Wind: SW 5-15. Gusts: 20+


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