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Current Conditions

  • 43°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 16°
  • Pressure: 30.27 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on January 28, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 48F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with snow. Fog overnight. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 35.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Ashbrook / Park Rd Shopping Ctr, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 6:56 PM EST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Lenox Pointe Drive, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Charlotte NC US, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 6:32 PM EST

Temperature: 40 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:07 PM EST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 36.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 6:57 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Midtown, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 40.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 36.8 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Charlotte NC US, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 6:27 PM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 6:57 PM EST

Temperature: 39.5 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Foxwood Subdivision, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 35.4 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 7:01 PM EST

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:09 PM EST

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Savannah Hills, Matthews, NC

Updated: 7:05 PM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Firethorne Country Club, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 34.4 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Pointe Drive, Belmont, NC

Updated: 7:06 PM EST

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Hunter Oaks, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 1 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Willow Oaks, Weddington, NC

Updated: 6:59 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Walter Elisha Park Area, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 7:00 PM EST

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: -10 °F Humidity: 11% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
631 PM EST Wednesday Jan 28 2015 


Synopsis... 
dry high pressure will remain in place tonight through Thursday. A 
cold front will cross the forecast area Thursday night with another 
high pressure system building in Friday through Saturday. A moist 
low pressure system is expected to affect the region on Sunday into 
Monday. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
as of 630 PM...no changes needed to the public forecast with this 
update. The only adjustment made were to the aviation grids for the 
00z taf cycle. 


As of 430 PM...forecast is on track. Sunny skies and light winds with 
seasonably cool temperatures heading into the evening. Temperatures and dewpoints 
were adjusted with the latest observation...blending into the evening hours. 


As of 230 PM EST Wednesday...rising heights aloft and building high 
pressure at the surface continue to yield a fairly nice...yet cool 
day across northeast Georgia and the western Carolinas. Light and 
northerly surface winds will continue to slowly veer southerly as 
above mentioned surface ridge slides overhead eventually taking up root 
just off the Carolina coast overnight. Cold/dry advection over the 
last 12-24 hours combined with low level mixing this afternoon has 
allowed dewpoints to fall into the low teens to single digits at 
some locations. Warming temperatures amongst abundant incoming 
solar radiation have led to relative humidity levels falling into the low 20s to 
upper teens across much of the NC/SC Piedmont regions and also 
portions of northeast Georgia. Although these are critical relative humidity levels as 
it pertains to fire weather concerns...as mentioned above winds across 
the region remain light with some sites even reporting calm winds. 
Thus...caution is urged if planning to burn today...however no fire 
weather products are planned at this time. 


Meanwhile further west...an series of upper short wave impulses are 
sliding through the central/northern plains with the first of which 
yielding weak surface cyclogenesis. A cold front associated with this 
feature will approach the southern/central Appalachians through the 
day on Thursday with prefrontal precipitation spreading into the western NC 
mountains around noon. At that time...temperatures will have 
recovered enough such that any ptype concerns are not expected. As 
the front slides through the high terrain late in the day towards 
evening...snow levels will fall across the high terrain with a brief 
period of rain/snow mix possible across the northern mountains 
before periods end. Thus the forecast features increasing chance level 
probability of precipitation through midday across much of the western NC high terrain with 
a dry forecast prevailing over the Piedmont regions. Temperatures on 
Thursday will approach normal levels as southerly flow prevails 
amidst mostly sunny...although increasingly cloudy skies. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
as of 230 PM Wednesday...the main focus for the short range will be 
the passage of a short wave and cold front Thursday night. Precipitation 
chances will already exist over the mountains at 00z Friday and see 
little reason in the new guidance to change that. Forcing and the 
deepest moisture still maximize around 06z Friday...so a likely pop 
looks good on the Tennessee border. The forcing and moisture slowly wane 
from that point Onward. Will gradually taper off the pop through 
Friday...and will end it by the end of the daytime. There is some 
question about the degree of cold air as the front is moving across 
the mountains some of the initial precipitation could be more in the form of 
rain...although the forecast favors a larger coverage of snow than might be 
supported directly from the model data. This will be a limiting 
factor in keeping snow amounts on the Tennessee border well within the 
advisory range. This will be included in the severe weather potential statement as a possibility of 
light snow. The main accumulate potential will be the second half of the 
third forecast period...thus it is still too far in the future to issue 
and advisory. The model guidance also continues to support strong 
winds across the ridgetops behind the front late Thursday night and 
Friday morning...although the trend is for slightly less wind at the 
top of the mixed layer. The trend suggests more of an advisory-level 
event apart from elevations above 5k feet...and the severe weather potential statement will be 
worded accordingly. 


The rest of the forecast will be relatively benign. We should see the 
upper flow flatten and become more zonal through Friday night and 
Saturday...which will support surface high pressure moving across 
the mountains and mid-Atlc/Carolinas. That should keep temperatures about a 
category or so below normal...with clear sky. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 250 PM...uncertainty reigns during the medium range period 
with little run to run model consistency. That said...they do agree 
on an unsettled period with 2 weather systems affecting the area...one 
early in the period and one late. Aloft...the European model (ecmwf) and the GFS show 
a northern stream short wave crossing the area during the Sun night- 
Monday time frame as a closed low moves south in the Baja California California 
area. At the surface however...the European model (ecmwf) moves a dry cold front into the 
area Sunday...with a low pressure forming to our west and moving 
across the area Sun night. This system then moves east of the during 
the day Monday. The GFS also brings a cold front in but it is slower 
with the front coming in Sun night and the main low pressure center 
remaining to our north. The GFS also develops a pre-frontal trough 
across the area Sunday...developing precipitation earlier than the European model (ecmwf). 
The GFS is also warmer indicating a mainly liquid precipitation event until 
northwest flow snow develops Sun night and Monday as the main area of precipitation 
moves east. The European model (ecmwf) is colder showing snow as far south as the I- 
85 corridor. The GFS ensemble mean is not especially cold...keeping 
the coldest temperatures across the mountains until after the precipitation exits. 
Given all the uncertainty...have used a model blend which brings the 
best precipitation chance across the area sun and Sun night...then tapering off 
to a northwest flow snow for Monday afternoon. Used a conservative rain/snow 
temperature for the weather which keeps snow limited mainly to the mountains... 
with some snow across the I-40 corridor at onset. Should the European model (ecmwf) 
prove right...then snow would fall much farther south. 


Good model agreement that dry and cold weather expected Monday night and 
Tuesday as very cold high pressure moves in. In fact...the GFS 
ensemble mean 850 mb temperature is as cold as 2 Standard deviations below 
normal at its coldest Tuesday morning. 


The guidance then differs again on the handling of the afore 
mentioned closed low over Baja California California. They both open the low 
and move it east into the southeastern Continental U.S.. however...the European model (ecmwf) is faster 
and farther south than the GFS. At the surface...both models agree on a 
Miller-a type scenario. However...the European model (ecmwf) keeps the low closer to 
the Gulf Coast and faster while the GFS is farther north and slower. 
Despite the cold high pressure moving in ahead of this system...it 
is not a classical type cad. The parent high is over the middle- 
Atlantic and transient. Still...if precipitation were to start early 
enough...then a wintry mix would develop even across the southern County warning forecast area 
before warming to all rain for the afternoon...except across the NC 
mountains given the uncertainty...have limited pop to chance...and used a 
conservative rain/snow temperature for weather. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere...quiet aviation weather on tap for the 
next 24 hours. VFR conditions will prevail at all taf sites...with 
calm or light S/southeast winds overnight. Winds pick up a tad out of the 
SW...with a few low-end gusts in the teens possible during the afternoon. 
Skies will be clear or few250 overnight...then increase in coverage 
and thicken/lower to a middle cloud deck through Thursday afternoon...as a 
clipper system approaches from the northwest. The dry high pressure building in 
should be too dry for fog. 


Outlook...a pair of clipper systems will bring chances for rain or 
snow showers to the NC mountains Thursday evening and Friday. Most of these 
showers will remain west and north of kavl...but brief periods of 
restrictions cannot be ruled out. Otherwise...mainly VFR conditions 
are expected across the area until moisture begins to return Sunday. 


Confidence table... 


23-05z 05-11z 11-17z 17-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 


The percentage reflects the number of guidance members agreeing 
with the scheduled taf issuance flight rule category. Complete hourly 
experimental aviation forecast consistency tables and ensemble forecasts 
are available at the following link: (must be lower case) 


Www.Weather.Gov/gsp/aviation_tables 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...none. 
NC...none. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...joh 
near term...Ark/cdg 
short term...PM 
long term...rwh 
aviation...Arkansas 



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