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Current Conditions

  • 82°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SSE 13 mph
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 73°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 87

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 71 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 71 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 3:54 PM EDT on July 28, 2015

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms... mainly this evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the lower 90s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny in the morning...then mostly sunny with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Saturday and Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Highs around 90. Lows in the lower 70s.

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Monday and Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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Location: Beverly Woods, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.9 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.9 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: West at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Olde Providence South, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.4 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: NW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.8 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Cloisters, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

Location: Lenox Pointe Drive, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.3 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.1 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: NW at 3.6 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Dilworth, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.4 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.7 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Hampton Leas, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Cotswold, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Cardinal Woods, Pineville, NC

Updated: 5:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Hembstead, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.9 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Midtown, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.4 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Dilworth-Latta Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Third Ward, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.1 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 100 °F Graphs

Location: Third Ward, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Reavencrest, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:36 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.5 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Plantation, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Provincetowne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.5 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton SC, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.4 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: South at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Plantation, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: St. Clair Subdivision, Matthews, NC

Updated: 5:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.9 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Argentum Avenue, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Tyndale Court, Marvin, NC

Updated: 5:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.6 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
338 PM EDT Tuesday Jul 28 2015 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will persist over the region through Wednesday...with 
temperatures remaining above normal. A weak cold front will approach 
the area from the northwest on Thursday and settle just south of the 
region on Friday. The front will likely remain stalled just south of 
the area through the weekend...with cooler temperatures expected. 
Moisture should increasingly return northward over the front the 
latter half of the weekend into early next week. 


&& 


Near term /through Wednesday/... 
1940 UTC update...probability of precipitation and quantitative precipitation forecast have been adjusted to favor the 
Interstate 85 corridor per radar trends. Sky cover was updated from 
visible satellite imagery. 


As of 230 PM...convection will continue to develop and drift toward 
the S-southeast this afternoon...as subtle shortwave energy rounds the eastern 
periphery of a large upper level high. The latest hrrr and the 12z 
high-res windows are in really good agreement on the trends...so I 
think the pop grids are on track...since they were blended with 
those cam probability of precipitation earlier. As for severe threat...while the storms have 
been getting fairly tall...the freezing level above 15 kft...and 
low-moderate dcape of 600-800 j/kg is keeping the microburst threat in 
check. There is also a heavy rain threat...as precipitable waters  are 1.8-2.0" 
across the Piedmont...with slow storm motions. 


Tonight...weak low pressure over southern Georgia...and high pressure to the 
north of the area will keep a light S/southeast flow across the County warning forecast area. This 
may be enough to allow for lingering rain showers and a few embedded thunderstorms 
well past sunset. I have probability of precipitation on a slow diminishing trend for the 
tonight period...to slight chance by daybreak Wednesday. Lows in the middle-upper 
60s in the mountains and Lower-Middle 70s Piedmont. 


On Wednesday...the synoptic pattern will not change much from 
today...with 500 mb high pressure continuing to nose north and east into the 
area from the Southern Plains. However...the op models all resolve 
another vorticity maximum drifting south around the ridge across the Ohio 
Valley. This may help trigger convection. The llvls will be 
similar...with elevated dewpoints in the 70s across the Piedmont. Cape 
should be back above 1500 j/kg or so with very weak shear. The cams 
that go out through tomorrow show similar convective trends as today. 
So will go with high-end chance to likely probability of precipitation. Severe threat will 
remain low with moist middle levels. A small excessive rain threat will 
continue. Highs around persistence in the 80s mountains and Lower-Middle 90s 
Piedmont. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/... 
as of 140 PM Tuesday...retrogression of the subtropical high into 
the southern rockies/High Plains will occur throughout the short 
term period...as a series of short waves carve out a long wave 
trough across much of eastern North America by the end of the 
period. This will introduce a (rather weak) frontal boundary into 
our area by Thursday. Meanwhile...slight cooling of the middle-level 
temperatures and continued high dewpoint temperatures...along with the 
appearance of the boundary should support continued good chances of 
convection Thursday afternoon...with perhaps a better chance for a 
few pulse-severe storms within a more unstable environment. 


A developing consensus in short term model guidance indicates the 
upper trough axis will be east of the forecast area by Friday 
morning...taking the frontal boundary along with it. Although 
thickness values will not support an appreciable cool down (really 
only taking maxes back to near-normal levels)...there will be a 
noticeable change in relative humidity across much of the area Friday 
afternoon...as dewpoints could mix out into the 50s. The result will 
be small (at best) chances for convection Friday afternoon. Although 
small probability of precipitation will be advertised...mainly highlighting southern areas 
nearer the boundary...even these may prove to be on the high 
side. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 210 PM Tuesday...the medium range forecast picks up at 00z on 
Saturday with a broad upper trough centered over Ontario and Quebec 
and very broad upper ridging in place over the western Continental U.S.. this 
general pattern is expected to remain in place through the period 
with some deamplification of the upper trough possible towards the end 
of the period. At the surface...ridging will spread back over the County warning forecast area 
from the northwest by the start of the period and linger into early next 
week...gradually getting weaker. The European model (ecmwf) still tries to spin up 
some sort of surface low to our south by the end of the period...however 
the GFS appears less bullish on low development now than it has over 
the past couple of days. Also of note...the long range model 
guidance is now keeping the plume of deeper layer moisture farther 
south and east compared to previous guidance. This will allow for 
lower overall probability of precipitation for most of the period. As for the sensible 
forecast...we can expect mostly diurnal chances for scattered convection each 
day/evening with the best chances over the southeast zones. Temperatures will 
start out right around normal and remain near normal through the 
period. 


&& 


Aviation /20z Tuesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...convection is developing quickly early this afternoon across the 
area...with several slow-moving rain showers just east of the terminal at 
time of 18z taf issuance. So will start out with a vcsh and tempo 
for ts from 18-21z. From there...the high-res models keep isolated 
to scattered convection lingering around the area well past sunset. 
For simplicity...will keep out mention beyond 23z. 
Otherwise...tonight will be similar to last night...with plenty of 
middle and high clouds and light southeast wind. Guidance is mixed on MVFR 
stratus potential. Will mention sct015 for now to show the trend. 


Elsewhere...the Blue Ridge has really lit up on radar over the last 
hour...with convection drifting to the south. Kgsp and kgmu look to 
have the best shot of direct hit by thunderstorms and rain in the next couple hours. 
All sites will have convection around...so will go with thunderstorms in the vicinity and 
tempo for the 18-21z time frame. As with kclt above...guidance keeps 
lingering convection beyond sunset. However...overall coverage should 
continue to decrease through the night. Plenty of moisture in 
place...so potential for patchy fog and MVFR or lower stratus. 
Confidence on exact impacts is low...but will go with similar 
timeline as what occurred last night. 


Kavl and khky may see vlifr to LIFR conditions through 
middle morning. Elsewhere...MVFR ceilings may linger at kgsp and 
develop at kgmu during the early daylight hours. The afternoon 
approach of a weak middle level disturbance should yield a round of 
rain showers/thunderstorms and rain late this afternoon and evening. I will include a prob30 
or tempo in each taf...generally between 20z to 24z. Mountain MVFR 
ceilings may redevelop late tonight...especially over areas that see 
rain this afternoon and evening. 


Outlook...a middle level ridge will remain across the western Carolinas 
through middle week. A longwave trough will amplify across the Atlantic 
state late in the week...with the likely passage of a cold front on 
Friday. The potential for convection will increase each day this 
week. 


Confidence table... 


19-01z 01-07z 07-13z 13-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 90% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 93% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 88% high 93% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 96% high 96% 
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...jpt 
near term...Ark/jat 
short term...jdl 
long term...jpt 
aviation...Arkansas 






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