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Current Conditions

  • 49°
  • Clear
  • Wind: North 8 mph
  • Humidity: 33%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 21°
  • Pressure: 30.19 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 54 °
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Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on December 19, 2014

  • Friday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 50F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Low of 37F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 55F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 59F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

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

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:06 AM EST

Temperature: 48.2 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Midtown, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: NW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:06 AM EST

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:06 AM EST

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:53 AM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:04 AM EST

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EST

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 46.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:06 AM EST

Temperature: 43.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: allen hills, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: East at 2.3 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Lenox Pointe Drive, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:06 AM EST

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EST

Temperature: 43.1 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Annecy, Matthews, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 48.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:06 AM EST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 4.22 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Windemere, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:54 AM EST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: NE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 46.3 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Harrington Woods, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:56 AM EST

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: ESE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: ENE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:06 AM EST

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Bradfield Farms, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Prosperity Road area, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: East at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Clear Creek, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 10:04 AM EST

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: NNE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Houston Hills Neighborhood/PNC Music Pavillion, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:05 AM EST

Temperature: 49.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Hunting Creek 28262, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:01 AM EST

Temperature: 47.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:05 AM EST

Temperature: 47.1 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Willow Oaks, Weddington, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Orchard Park, Harrisburg, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Stevens MIll, Matthews, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: East at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
946 am EST Friday Dec 19 2014 


Synopsis... 
weak high pressure over the region today will give way to a brief 
increase in moisture along with chilly temperatures on Saturday. 
Drier high pressure then returns for Sunday before an area of low 
pressure brings rain chances back for Monday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 930 am...for the 1430 UTC update...forecast looks pretty much on 
track. I tweaked sky cover through noon to reflect more sunshine per 
Sat trends. Otherwise...expect an increase in high clouds this afternoon 
with temperatures near normal in the mountains and a category or two above 
normal across the Piedmont...thanks to a downslope west-northwesterly flow. 


Previous discussion... 
a surface ridge now extending from the Great Lakes to the middle MS 
River Valley will moves slowly east and over the Appalachians by 
tonight. With limited cloud cover today in the wake of the departing 
middle level energy...and slightly above normal heights aloft...maximum 
temperatures should run near normal...despite weak cold advection in 
NE surface winds. The models show only weak isentropic upglide 
setting up over the surface ridge late tonight...supportive of only 
light precipitation despite substantial cloud cover. Minimum 
temperatures will run slightly above normal under the clouds...but 
still near or below freezing in much of the mountains. 


Model soundings...while cold enough for ice nucleation at the upper 
end of the moist layer...have either a warm nose aloft or warm 
surface temperatures by late tonight...depending on the model and 
the location. Examining both a top down approach and the bourgoiun 
method...and blending the NAM and GFS...would yield a light freezing 
rain event in much of the NC mountains...before a transition to 
sleet and snow...and then snow. 


Ice accumulations would be quite light...but would still warrant a 
Winter Weather Advisory should confidence be great enough. With 
model soundings so marginal for ice versus snow...confidence is too 
limited for a second period advisory at this time. A mention of a 
wintry mix will be made in the hazardous weather outlook however. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday through Sunday night/... 
as of 320 am EST Friday...the latest 00z short range models have 
trended drier and a bit colder with the passage of upper shortwave 
on Sat. Therefore...have made reasonable changes to the probability of precipitation/p-type 
accordingly. 


A weak southern stream upper shortwave is forecast to pass overhead 
on Sat...shearing out as it pushes off the Carolinas coast by Sat 
night. 500 mb heights will rise over the southeast by sun as weak upper ridge 
builds in from the west. 


Surface pattern and sensible weather...a weak cad will set up over 
the County Warning Area on Sat as high pressure centered over the Ohio Valley shifts 
east. Meanwhile...a cyclogenesis will occur off the SC coast and 
this will aid in moisture advection to our southeast zones of the County Warning Area. The 
latest NAM and GFS have backed off on the quantitative precipitation forecast response...especially 
over the SC Piedmont as deeper moisture will remain south while 
better upper forcing passes north of the area. This upper forcing 
will provide better lift over the northern half of the County Warning Area...with 
models showing light quantitative precipitation forecast response less than a tenth of an inch. 
Thermal profile is supportive of a brief period of snow over the NC 
mountains/valleys and portions of the northern NC Piedmont on Sat 
morning...transitioning to rain by late Sat morning. Aras over the 
nothern NC mountains will see a slight chance of freezing rain on Sat 
night as surface temperatures dips into the freezing level while middle-layer 
warm nose aloft develops. After coordinating with neighboring 
offices...have mentioned low end likely probability of precipitation over the NC mountains and 
portions of the NC Piedmont with 40/50s elsewhere on Sat 
morning...ramping down into the chance range by Sat 18z. Conditions 
should dry out by Sat evening as the shortwave pushes offshore and 
moisture associated with the low off the Carolinas coast pulls 
farther NE. 


Sun...NE flow will continue in weak cad regime over the region as 
1028 mb high becomes centered over the New England. Have gone with 
mostly dry forecast (slight chance probability of precipitation at best) under the weak 
ridging aloft during the day on sun...with probability of precipitation ramping up from west 
to east into the solid chance/likley range by late Sun night as 
moist isentropic lift increases and better upper diffluent southwesterly flow 
sets up. No frozen precipitation is expected on Sun night given warmer 
thermalprofile. Temperatures on Sat will run 5-7 degrees below 
normal...with a few degrees below normal on sun. 


&& 


Long term /Monday through Thursday/... 
as of 230 am EST Friday...the latest 00z global models are in good 
agreement with regard to the overall synoptic pattern and thermal 
through the medium range period. 


Southwesterly upper diffluent flow will set up by Monday as a low 
amplitude upper ridge axis pushes off the East Coast while an upper 
trough digs into the upper mid-west. A low in this upper trough will 
close off as it digs into the lower Mississippi Valley through Tuesday 
night...becoming negatively tiled as it swings across the southeast 
by Wednesday. Northwesterly flow aloft will set up by Thursday as the upper trough 
pushes off the Atlantic coast. 


At the surface...1030mb high centered over the NE will be 
responsible for cad over the County Warning Area on Monday...with a cyclogenesis 
occurring off the Carolinas coast at the same time. Given the 
combination of strong moist isentropic lift...upper diffluent flow 
and good moisture advection in the wake of the cyclogenesis...precipitation 
will be ongoing across the County Warning Area on Monday. Despite the cad with 
decent warm nose aloft...surface temperatures will run above freezing 
level...suggesting all liquid precipitation for most locations att. With 
decent quantitative precipitation forecast response (0.25-0.75")per 00z GFS and European model (ecmwf)...have raised 
probability of precipitation into the low likely range during the day on Monday...ramping 
down into the low end chance range through Monday night as the low off the 
NC coast pulls farther NE away and the cad weakens. 


Tuesday...models agree that in situ cad and moist isentropic 
lift regime will support low end chance for precipitation through the 
afternoon before probability of precipitation ramp up from west to east into the likely 
range as a surface low and associated cold front approach from the 
west. The low is expected to lift NE across the Tennessee Valley and into 
Kentucky Tuesday night into Wednesday morning...pushing a strong cold front through 
the forecast area. Although there will be strong low level wind 
shear/upper forcing...severe weather chances look minimal given zero 
SBCAPE. The main issue will be strong cold air advection flow behind the 
front...supporting rain showers transitioning to snow by Tuesday night 
over the NC mountains with wrap around moisture and prevailing cold air advection northwest 
flow...snow will be ongoing over the Tennessee border counties through Wednesday 
night. Snow accums will be limited to the higher peaks of the mountains 
elsewhere...conditions should dry out by Wednesday afternoon as the front 
and associated moisture move off to the east and dry high pressure 
builds in from the west. Temperatures will be 5-7 degrees below normal on 
Monday...near normal Tuesday...and 2-5 degrees below normal Wed/Thu. 


&& 


Aviation /15z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...VFR. High level cirrus will be the dominate cloud group 
until this evening...when low level moisture spreads in from the SW 
ahead of a Gulf of Mexico surface low. Low VFR ceilings and 
precipitation will probably arrive after midnight. Some guidance 
favors MVFR visibility around daybreak Saturday...but a consensus favors 
VFR. NE winds will persist. 


Elsewhere...VFR. Cirrus will prevail until this evening when low 
level moisture arrives in advance of low pressure in the Gulf of 
Mexico. Low VFR ceilings are expected late this evening at kavl and the 
SC sites...with precipitation as well. Freezing rain could fall at 
kavl before a change to light snow at daybreak. Winds will favor the 
NE...except at kavl where they will veer form north-northwest to southeast before dawn 
Saturday. Although a few guidance members support daybreak visibility 
restrictions...the consensus is VFR. 


Outlook...a more organized system will approach from the west early 
Saturday bringing elevated precipitation/restriction chances. Some wintry 
precipitation is possible across the NC mountains and foothills affecting 
kavl/khky Saturday morning. Wintry precipitation is not expected at this 
time for any other taf sites. A wetter system will track into the 
area for Monday likely bringing some restrictions. 


Confidence table... 


14-20z 20-02z 02-08z 08-12z 
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/jat 
short term...joh 
long term...joh 
aviation...jat 






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