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Current Conditions

  • 76°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SE 6 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 71°
  • Pressure: 30.15 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm

Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2014

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 90F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Overcast in the morning, then clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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

Updated: 2:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:16 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Cloisters, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.6 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: -33 °F Humidity: - Wind: NE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Cardinal Woods, Pineville, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.0 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 2:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Annecy, Matthews, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Firethorne Country Club, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hunter Oaks, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Walter Elisha Park Area, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 1:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 2:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Chastain Village, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 2:17 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
157 am EDT Sat Aug 30 2014 


Synopsis... 
a weak nearly stationary front will linger over North Carolina 
tonight and then dissipate by Saturday night. A Bermuda high will 
set up for the weekend and early next week...bringing typical 
summertime heat and humidity...with scattered afternoon showers and 
thunderstorms each day. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
as of 150 am EDT Saturday...low level stratus cloud deck continues 
to deepen and expand across western NC early this morning. Guidance 
has been on track regarding trends...however magnitude of the sky 
cover was under done. Thus...increased sky cover in the forecast 
through the overnight all the while also holding min temperatures a 
degree or two warmer beneath and adjacent to this stratus deck. 
Latest mav/met/lamp continue to indicate patchy fog development 
across the NC Piedmont with patchy dense fog in and around the 
mountain valleys by morning. Although confidence remains low due to 
above mentioned stratus affecting temperature trends...opted to keep 
forecast unchanged at this time. 


Previous discussions... 


Evening update...made some minor tweaks to the min temperature grid and adjacent 
hour/ly dew point/S to fit current trends. A surface boundary remains across the southern 
zones and the op models show weak atl moist advection overnight as bl 
winds veer S/ly. This will keep the surface layer moist and allow for 
fog/br development along with low stcu across the eastern zones before 
daybreak. The fog will likely become most dense across the mountain 
valleys...but a widespread event is not probable. 


As of 130 PM EDT...low stratus are finally dissolving over our 
portion of the northwest NC Piedmont though overcast skies remain just NE of 
Charlotte. These clouds are expected to continue to break up through 
middle afternoon. The nearly stationary boundary on the southern fringe of a 
wedgelike surface ridge which caused these clouds to form early this 
morning remains near the NC/SC border. Dewpoints are currently highest 
in an arc from Asheville to Spartanburg to Charlotte...a result of 
moisture pooling along the boundary. This has implications for the 
forecast tonight. However...though analyzed cape values are notably 
higher within the area of higher dewpoints...low to middle level lapse 
rates are not good enough east of the mountains to expect deep 
convection. Have maintained isolated thunderstorms and rain mention over the mountains and southern 
Escarpment areas...but that/S it. 


Tonight the upper ridge continues to shift eastward into classic Bermuda 
high position as trough moves into the Mississippi Valley. Any 
remnant of the stationary boundary appears to wash out...at least 
enough so that any upglide will diminish...so low clouds not 
expected over the boundary tonight. Very weak southerly low level flow 
will prevail again over the area which does prompt thoughts of low 
stratus or fog creeping up from the coast...but moisture does not 
look especially good this far inland. A better case can be made for 
fog to form where surface moisture is pooling along the front this 
afternoon...given good guidance support for temperatures cooling below the 
expected crossover temperatures as well as with the weak southerly flow. 
Will advise evening shift to consider threat of patchy dense fog 
overnight. 


That upper trough does bring some weak disturbances northward into the 
tenn valley tomorrow afternoon but these will have minimal impact on 
forcing over our area. Lapse rates and model cape values are best 
over the southern mountains and adjacent Blue Ridge...where the upper heights 
are a little lower. Southerly flow into these areas may also enhance 
the coverage...so I will maintain the highest probability of precipitation there. Further 
east subsidence capping will keep the forecast dry. Mainly diurnal 
cumulus will be seen for sky cover with maximum temperatures near normal. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Monday/... 
as of 200 PM Friday...a weakening short wave trough ejecting from 
the Great Plains will act to nudge the southeast Continental U.S. Upper high 
off the southeast coast early in the short term...while generally 
resulting in an overall lower amplitude upper pattern. A Bermuda 
high will become established within this regime...which will act to 
increase moisture and instability across the western Carolinas and 
north Georgia. Additionally...a plume of deep moisture accompanying 
the short wave trough/weakening frontal zone will approach the 
forecast area by Sunday morning. This should result in increasing 
chances for deep convection beginning across the west Sunday 
night...with chances increasing and overspreading the remainder of 
the area by Sunday afternoon. Terrain effects and Lee trough 
interacting with lingering moisture plume...along with respectable 
SBCAPE values (generally 1500 to 2500 j/kg per forecast soundings) 
should support scattered to perhaps numerous convection...with the 
highest probability of precipitation occurring near the NC Blue Ridge. Shear will remain 
quite weak throughout the period...so severe storm chances will be 
limited to the isolated pulse variety. 


With frontal zone expected to weaken across the eastern Continental U.S.... 
expect a more typical diurnal widely scattered convective trend to 
return by the end of the period. The breakdown of the ridge and 
increasing cloud cover/convection should spell a period of slightly 
below normal maximum temperatures/near normal mins through the period. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
as of 150 PM Friday...the medium range period begins 00z Tuesday 
with a nearly zonal pattern across the nation as an upper ridge 
departs east from the Atlantic coast. A subtropical ridge being 
suppressed south over Florida at 00z Tuesday will retrograde over the 
deep south being centered over the Gulf states in middle week. This 
ridge will expand into late week creating a greater amplitude 
pattern Thursday and Friday with the jet stream from California to the 
Dakotas to New England. There appears to be a trend in the 
models...especially in the GFS...of moving the center of the ridge 
even farther west at the end of next week. If the center of the 
ridge sets up around Oklahoma next weekend...our pattern may shift 
from being in a ridge to being in northwest flow which would bring mesoscale convective system 
systems from over the top of the ridge to the Carolinas. 


A weak cold front will drop down from the north in middle week but it 
is questionable whether the front will reach our area before 
dissipating. This boundary will provide a focus for convection in 
middle week especially in the PM hours. Low level wind will be light 
and vary from day to day depending on the influences of passing 
shortwaves to the north...a persistent Lee trough and 
whether the front makes it through or not. 


Temperatures are forecast to be above normal through the period 
under the upper ridge. Maxes above by 5 to 7 degrees in middle week and 
3 to 5 above on Friday. 


&& 


Aviation /06z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt...VFR will prevail through the overnight before a brief 
period of fog/stratus development increases flight restrictions to 
MVFR levels. This was handled with a 3hr tempo mentioning 5sm visibility 
and no ceiling at this time. Beyond that...deep layer ridging will 
prevail through the taf period across the NC Piedmont leading to dry 
weather and mostly sunny skies. Light/calm winds around daybreak 
will increase out of the southeast by middle/late morning with possible 
afternoon few low VFR cumulus and scattered high level cirrus being the 
dominate sky cover if any develops. 


Elsewhere...VFR conditions will prevail through much of the forecast 
cycle with the exception of MVFR level fog/stratus this morning at 
khky and kand while IFR conditions due to fog/stratus are possible 
at kavl. Latest satellite difference imagery and observation indicate MVFR 
stratus deck is already spreading through western NC and is expected 
to continue expansion. All sites will return to VFR levels by 
middle/late morning with above mentioned deep layer ridging dominating 
the weather for the day. Thus...all sites will experience 
light/calm winds increasing into the 5-8kts range out of the south 
by early afternoon. As for sky cover...low VFR cumulus will highlight 
the skies by late morning beneath occasional high level cirrus. 
Expecting overall coverage of sky cover to increase late in the 
period as deeper moisture advects in from the southwest. 
Additionally...as this moisture axis intrudes...shra/tsra chances 
will increase for the last few hours of the taf cycle at kand and 
kavl. However...as models remain varied on this timing and 
intensity opted for vcsh mention at these two locations. 


Outlook...moisture advection beginning tonight will lead to 
increasing chances for isolated/scattered diurnal rain showers/thunderstorms and rain through 
midweek with the greatest probabilities residing along the high 
terrain. In addition...morning fog/stratus will be possible with the 
mountains once again having the greatest chances at restrictions. 


Confidence table... 


06-12z 12-18z 18-24z 00-06z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 66% high 87% high 100% high 100% 
khky medium 62% high 90% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 95% high 91% 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...deo 
near term...sbk/Wimberley 
short term...jdl 
long term...deo 
aviation...cdg 












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