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Current Conditions

  • 71°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 69°
  • Pressure: 29.90 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on August 19, 2014

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday 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 20%.

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Cloisters, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:43 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 12:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 12:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Windemere, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 12:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: -34 °F Humidity: - Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Harrington Woods, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:39 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cardinal Woods, Pineville, NC

Updated: 12:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Mallard Ridge, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Bradfield Farms, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Prosperity Road area, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Clear Creek, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 12:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Houston Hills Neighborhood/Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.4 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:46 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Orchard Park, Harrisburg, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Stevens MIll, Matthews, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Fairfield Plantation, Stallings, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1046 PM EDT Tuesday Aug 19 2014 


Synopsis... 
a broad upper level ridge of high pressure will build across the 
Mississippi River valley over the next few days and linger for the 
rest of the work week...resulting in above normal temperatures. A 
weak cold front will then push into the area from northeast late 
Friday into Saturday and bring some minor relief from the heat. 


&& 


Near term /through Wednesday/... 
as of 1030 PM...one final update this evening based on radar trends. 
Area of thunderstorms that moved down from SW Virginia into the northern 
foothills and northwest Piedmont should rain itself out near khky through 
04z. A few other isolated showers noted over upstate SC and the 
upper Fr broad valley should also dissipate...although one or two more 
strays cannot be ruled out over the Savannah River basin owing to 
residual cape around 1000 j/kg. Backed off on pop along Tennessee border 
based on lack of upstream convection. Temperatures look OK. 


Remainder of previous discussion... 


Deep layer drying associated with eastward shift of a middle-level 
short wave trough should result in diminishing of convection fairly 
quickly this evening. The only exception may be along the tenn 
border. Late tonight...attention turns to short wave trough and/or 
associated (possibly organized) convection approaching the area in 
veering upper flow. The short term models...despite picking up on 
this short wave...do not develop much in the way of convection 
across the area early Wednesday. 


By Wednesday afternoon...drier air aloft/steeper lapse rates is resulting 
in appreciably stronger buoyancy in forecast soundings across the 
area. Nevertheless...the short term models are rather muted in their 
quantitative precipitation forecast response Wednesday afternoon. Nevertheless...based upon the degree of 
instability...and the potential for weak waves rippling through the 
northwest flow...will feature 30-50 probability of precipitation across much of the area...with the 
highest favored across the western mountains...in light of persistent low 
level west/northwest flow acting on a potentially very unstable air mass 
across the tenn valley. The potential for severe convection should 
be a bit higher Wednesday owing to the drier air aloft/more unstable 
scenario. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/... 
as of 215 PM Tuesday...a strong upper ridge axis will Blossom over the 
middle and lower MS River Valley Wednesday night through Thursday...and then 
expand eastward toward the Appalachians through Friday. A 90 knots 250 mb 
jet streak riding over the building ridge axis on Thursday will produce 
increased upper divergence southward along the appalachian chain...but 
there is considerable uncertainty whether or not the best forcing 
with this will reach far enough S to affect our area. What is more 
certain is that instability in the deep layer northwest flow should be 
sufficient for upstream mesoscale convective system generation Thursday...but with the bulk of 
the activity likely passsing north and east of our area. A general higher 
chance north to lower chance S pop pattern will be needed for our forecast 
area Thursday afternoon and evening. Temperatures should warm to a couple of 
categories above normal...but will keep maximum values below MOS and 
lean toward the bias corrected MOS maxes which have been 
consistently cooler this Summer. 


The deep layer flow component may become more nearly around the 
strengthening ridge on Friday...which could drive any upstream 
convection farther to the south from it/S genesis region in the Ohio 
Valley and southern Great Lakes. In addition...the steeper lapse rates 
that developed on the eastern periphery of the ridge Thursday will persist 
through Friday. A similar pattern of diurnal...higher north/lower S probability of precipitation 
will be featured for Friday along with continued above climatology/below MOS 
maximum temperatures in the 90s. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 140 PM EDT Tuesday...the medium range picks up at 00z on 
Saturday with the upper ridge axis nearly stationary and just to our 
west and broad upper troffing just off the Atlantic Seaboard. For 
the remainder of the period...the ridge axis remains largely in 
place while the upper trough becomes nearly stationary and morphs into 
a closed 500 mb low over the weekend. The latest model guidance 
continues to suggest that some flattening of the upper ridge is 
likely towards the end of the period...yet this is expected to be 
minimal. 


At the surface...a strong high centered over far eastern Quebec and a 
deepening low moving into the North Atlantic will establish a cooler 
air wedge pattern just to our north on Sat. This provides for more 
persistent northeasterly low level flow over the forecast region as the high is 
slow to move eastward and the low remains off the northeast coast 
through early next week. Previous model runs had The Wedge pattern 
breaking down by early next week...however the latest runs suggest 
that the Canadian surface high will actually move southward early next 
week and maintain The Wedge through the end of the medium range. This 
solution is better supported by the 00z European model (ecmwf)...with the latest 12z 
GFS actually spinning up a tropical cyclone and moving it into the 
Gulf of mex by new day 7. This causes the flow to become more southeasterly 
over the Carolinas by that time. As for the sensible weather...I kept a 
solid chance pop for most of the zones on Sat and sun with the 
deeper moisture expected to remain over the area and some weak 
shortwave activity providing some degree of upper support each 
afternoon/evening. The deeper moisture is expected to shift eastward 
on Monday and Tuesday and The Wedge weakens and thus widespread shower and ts 
activity is not as likely over the western Carolinas. Temperatures start 
out above normal on Sat and cool through the weekend...with values 
expected to rebound a few degrees by early next week. 


&& 


Aviation /03z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...VFR for awhile this evening...but a greater chance of 
restrictions overnight compared to other days. The key is the light 
precipitation that fell late this afternoon. The guidance is consistent 
with bringing visibility down to MVFR no later than 08z. Dewpt depression 
is already less than 10. Think most places around the clt metropolitan area 
will have MVFR visibility even if it does not happen at kclt until 
closer to daybreak. The fog should burn off by 13z at the latest. 
For Wednesday...indications are that organized convection could move 
down from the northwest in the afternoon...although areas to the north and NE have 
the better probability. Confidence is not high enough to include any 
thunderstorm chance but this may improve with later issuances. A 
west wind direction is favored with the gradually veering flow 
aloft. Have bent this around to a west-northwest prevailing condition...but a 
Lee trough nearby could bring this back around to west-southwest. 


Elsewhere...initial concern is scattered convection over the upstate 
that could impact kgmu and kand through middle evening. Kgmu is in the 
greatest imminent danger so a tempo was used. This activity has 
ejected an outflow boundary that signals its slow demise...so it 
might not affect kand with anything more than a temporary change in 
wind direction to NE or east. Expect convective debris from middle evening 
Onward and then the formation of fog at most places...particularly 
where rain fell. Kavl once again has a chance for fog that the model 
guidance has probably overdone...but low level moisture is also the 
best it has been lately...so it might just work out. Any fog should 
burn off by middle morning Wednesday...after which the mountains have the 
best chance for deep convection. Only kavl gets a token prob30 for 
now but this could easily be much higher if organized convection 
moves in from the northwest. 


Outlook...scattered afternoon convection and patchy early morning fog will 
remain in the forecast through the week. There will also be 
increasing chances for remnant organized convection approaching the 
area from the northwest during the late night/early morning hours. 


Confidence table... 


02-08z 08-14z 14-20z 20-02z 
kclt high 81% medium 78% high 86% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 95% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 91% high 97% high 95% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 95% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 95% 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...jdl/PM 
short term...hg 
long term...jpt 
aviation...PM 



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