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Current Conditions

  • 81°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 58°
  • Pressure: 29.87 in. -
  • Heat Index: 81

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Fog
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Fog
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on September 30, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast. Low of 64F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 77F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Beverly Woods Neighborhood (PWS), Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.9 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Cloisters, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: -9 °F Humidity: 3% Wind: WSW at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Cardinal Woods, Pineville, NC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 3:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.1 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 3:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Firethorne Country Club, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Hunter Oaks, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.5 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 19% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Walter Elisha Park Area, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 3:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Windemere, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 3:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 95.4 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 100 °F Graphs

Location: Luna Hill, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Chastain Village, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 3:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: East at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
219 PM EDT Tuesday Sep 30 2014 


Synopsis... 
drier high pressure will linger over the region through Thursday. A 
cold front will then arrive from the northwest on Friday and move 
offshore by early Saturday. In the fronts wake...a cool and dry 
airmass will move back over the southeast and remain in place over 
the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through Wednesday/... 
at 215 PM EDT Tuesday...a closed upper low will move from the 
eastern Great Lakes this afternoon...to southern New England by 
Wednesday evening...while the trough to its south deamplifies. 
Meanwhile...an upper ridge axis will progress form the MS River 
Valley to the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys. A cold front now in the Ohio 
River valley will stall to our north...while weak high pressure 
remains over the Carolinas and Georgia. 


Model time heights show limited moisture in the lower levels...and 
scattered cloud cover is expected with heating this afternoon. 
Although model time heights show some weak instability...a middle level 
subsidence inversion should prevent convection from developing. 
Guidance supports another round of fog in the morning...but outside 
the mountains...generally does not support dense fog. Wednesday 
features conditions much like today...with some scattered low clouds 
and a capping inversion above. The one caveat would be if the front 
to the north can drop into the Interstate 40 corridor before 
stalling...which would result in a few more clouds and a wind 
shift from light SW to light NE. Temperatures are expected to run a 
few degrees above normal as heights slowly rise aloft. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday night through Friday night/... 
as of 215 PM Tuesday...an upper ridge axis will remain across the County warning forecast area 
on Thursday...keeping the area dry with above normal temperatures. 


Heights begin to fall in earnest Thursday night...as a potent 
shortwave trough dives into the Midwest. In the llvls...S/swly flow 
will increase...transporting Gulf moisture into the area. There may 
be some upslope-enhanced shower activity developing overnight 
Thursday night in the western zones. Otherwise...should be generally 
dry with increasing return flow and cloud cover...temperatures will be well 
above normal...mainly in the 60s. 


Models are still in good agreement on the timing of a cold front to 
cross the area on Friday. A pre-frontal band of convection is likely 
to cross the area during the daylight hours...with the surface front 
coming through Friday evening. As an 500 mb low closes off in vicinity of Minnesota...a 
vorticity lobe should lift NE across the southern Appalachians...providing 
deep-layer q-vector convergence. Guidance also shows plenty of upper 
divergence with the band of precipitation. So confidence is increasing on 
the pop for Friday. I have categorical pop in the mountains and likely 
across the Piedmont...then tapering off Friday night. 


As for how robust the convection will be...there looks to be about 
1000-1500 j/kg of SBCAPE for the line to work with...with 0-6 km 
bulk shear of 40-50 kts. Certainly enough for at least a low-topped 
quasi-linear convective system (qlcs). We are not currently 
mentioning severe weather in the severe weather potential statement...but I wouldn/T be surprised if Storm Prediction Center 
places some area in a slight for the new day 3 tonight for Friday...if 
model trends hold. 


Temperatures will be near or slightly below normal Friday and Friday night 
with the precipitation...and passing cold front. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday through Tuesday/... 
as of 150 PM Tuesday afternoon...the medium range forecast picks up at 
12z on Saturday with a steep upper trough to our north and broad upper 
ridging building over the West Coast. As we move into the latter 
part of the weekend...the trough axis lifts NE yet we likely will 
remain under broad upper troffing through the end of the period. The 
European model (ecmwf) continues to reamplify the trough more than the GFS on days 6 
and 7 with considerably lower heights over the forecast area on new day 
7...tues. The latest GFS develops a very large closed 500 mb low over 
Ontario and thus maintains a much longer wavelength trough through new 
day 7. 


At the surface...in the wake of the frontal passage on Friday afternoon and 
evening...cool and dry high pressure will spread over the County warning forecast area and 
remain through the weekend. The models continue to develop some sort of 
Great Lakes low early next week and move a second cold front over 
our area. The GFS has the frontal passage on Monday while the European model (ecmwf) is about 24 
hours slower with the frontal passage on Tuesday. Both models suggest a fairly 
quick and mostly dry frontal passage with little in the way of quantitative precipitation forecast. As for the 
sensible forecast...we can expect mostly dry and cool conditions through 
the period with just some slight chance probability of precipitation on Monday afternoon through 
Tuesday to account for the next frontal passage. Temperature guidance has been trending 
cooler with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s over the weekend and 
warming between 1 and 2 categories early next week. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Tuesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...model time heights suggest the predominant cloud layer 
will be around 4000 feet...but moisture may be too limited to support 
more than scattered low clouds...even at daybreak. Guidance supports 
another round of daybreak fog however. Confidence is too low to buy 
into IFR visibility at this time...so MVFR will be carried. VFR returns by 
middle morning. Generally light SW winds are expected. 


Elsewhere...cloud cover may increase with heating this afternoon... 
but not of sufficient coverage for a ceiling. Some limited instability 
wil be present...but not of a deep enough layer for convection...and 
rain chances will be too low to mention. Guidance supports another 
round of fog...but with confidence limited...only IFR visibility will be 
carried at kavl and khky...with MVFR at kand...and VFR at kgsp and 
kgmu. Winds will generally favor the S or SW at foothills site...and 
initially the north at kavl before it too sees winds back to the S. 


Outlook...fog/vsby concerns remain Thursday. A front will approach 
on Friday which could trigger some showers and thunderstorms...with 
associated restrictions possible. VFR returns on Saturday. 


Confidence table... 


18-24z 00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 91% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 91% high 95% 
kavl low 56% low 56% medium 61% low 56% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 91% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 87% high 95% 


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...jpt 
near term...jat 
short term...Arkansas 
long term...jpt 
aviation...jat 












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