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Current Conditions

  • 68°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW 20 mph
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 56°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 31 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 62 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Overcast
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Overcast

Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 2:18 PM EST on January 04, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Sun and clouds mixed. High 73F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies this evening will give way to cloudy skies and rain overnight. Low 57F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday

    Rain likely. High 58F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

  • Thursday Night

    A mix of wintry precipitation in the evening. Then some clearing late. Low 28F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 90%.

  • Friday

    Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low 27F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Mainly sunny. High 59F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mainly clear early, then a few clouds later on. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 62F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will become overcast later during the night. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Cloudy. High 63F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening. Increasing clouds with periods of showers after midnight. Low 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday

    Cloudy with occasional showers. High 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy with a few showers. Low 42F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Cloudy skies. High 67F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday Night

    Cloudy. Low 49F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    A few showers early, becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 67F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. Low near 50F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday

    Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 61F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with rain showers at times. Low 43F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy with a few showers. High 56F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Cloudy with showers. Low near 45F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:10 PM EST

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Midtown, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:39 PM EST

Temperature: 69.7 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: WNW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:39 PM EST

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Third Ward, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cloisters, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:32 PM EST

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:38 PM EST

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: West at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:31 PM EST

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SSW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:39 PM EST

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: South at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Beverly Woods, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: West at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:38 PM EST

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:34 PM EST

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Lawton Road, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: allen hills, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:29 PM EST

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Hembstead, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Lenox Pointe Drive, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 5:31 PM EST

Temperature: 69.2 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Annecy, Matthews, NC

Updated: 5:39 PM EST

Temperature: 69.0 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:38 PM EST

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: WSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Windemere, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 5:38 PM EST

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: WSW at 1.3 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:29 PM EST

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SSW at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:39 PM EST

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: -35 °F Humidity: - Wind: SSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Providence Plantation, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Harrington Woods, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:26 PM EST

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SW at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:39 PM EST

Temperature: 67.0 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: WSW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cardinal Woods, Pineville, NC

Updated: 5:38 PM EST

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Fairington Oaks, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 5:24 PM EST

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Mallard Ridge, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:36 PM EST

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: West at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Savannah Hills, Matthews, NC

Updated: 5:25 PM EST

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: East at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Thompson Rd @ Stevens Creek, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 5:39 PM EST

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SW at 5.1 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Davis Lake - Eastfield, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EST

Temperature: 67.5 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
336 PM EST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


Synopsis... 
a slow moving cold front will cross the region from the northwest 
through Thursday. Cool and dry high pressure returns for 
Friday...then a significant warm up over the weekend. Expect a 
couple of low pressures to come out of the Gulf next week. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
as of 335 PM...a quick update to account for clearing skies and 
warmer temperatures. Have also slowed precipitation onset per regional radar. 


As of 200 PM EST Wednesday...stratus associated with remnant cool 
pool is finally lifting and mixing out across the Piedmont. Maximum 
temperatures should still be able to reach the upper 60s to around 70 even 
where clouds persisted. Regional radars indicate the remainder of 
the afternoon should remain dry as precipitation associated with the cold 
front is still back over east central Tennessee. 


For the overnight...the cold front will begin making progress 
southeastward as a short wave moves southeast into the Great Lakes by early 
Thursday and then to New England by Thursday evening. The front is a classic 
anafront in that the associated precipitation is located mostly behind the 
front. Hence...will ramp up probability of precipitation with the expected frontal passage 
and then hold on to them for a rather long duration. The front will 
push through most of western NC by 12z Thursday and then through NE Georgia 
and upstate SC during the morning. With most of the precipitation falling 
behind the front in the cold air...some precipitation type problems emerge. 
The shallow cold airmass will lower surface temperatures to freezing or 
below over most of the mountains and perhaps the northern foothills. 
Hence...a period of freezing rain is likely...gradually 
transitioning to a period of sleet...and then even to snow in some 
areas where the column has a chance to cool through the warm nose. 
Used a top down approach for weather grids which brings freezing rain 
into a large portion of the mountains...with most of the sleet/snow 
occurring over the Tennessee border counties. Will issue a Winter Weather 
Advisory on Thursday for all of the Tennessee border counties extending 
into the central mountains and into the northern NC foothills. 
Elsewhere...just a cold rain is anticipated. 


Temperatures will be mild overnight...especially in NE Georgia...upstate SC and 
the southern NC Piedmont where the cold front will not arrive. On 
the flip side...min temperatures will fall to near freezing in the Tennessee 
border counties by 12z Thursday. 


On Thursday...a non-diurnal temperature trace will occur with temperatures 
falling. The Piedmont areas will see maximum temperatures occur in the morning 
(upper 50s to lower 60s) and then fall into the upper 30s to lower 
40s by the end of the day. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
as of 130 PM EST Wednesday...the short term forecast period initializes 
Thursday evening amongst an upper trough digging across the middle 
Mississippi River valley leading to falling heights over the 
southern/central Apps. At the surface...slow moving anafront will 
be spreading through the region with some wintry precipitation of concern 
early on in the period. Probability of precipitation will initialize at slight chance 
levels across much of the SC/NC/GA high terrain with low end chance 
probability of precipitation favored further east along and south of Interstate 85 in closer 
proximity to the primary moisture axis. At that time...cold air advection regime 
in full effect across the central/northern NC mountains will lead to a 
wintry mix of precipitation...mainly along and north of the 
Interstate 40 corridor. Critical thickness values along with latest 
forecast soudnings indicate mostly sleet/snow favored...with perhaps 
some very brief periods of freezing rain on the southern most fringe 
of the advecting cold airmass. Either way...not expecting this to 
amount to much into the evening as probability of precipitation fall off sharply with a dry 
forecast prevailing regionwide by midnight. 


Beyond that...high pressure will slide across the Ohio Valley before 
setting up a brief cad wedge regime for Friday. In 
response...cloudy skies will prevail early on before scattered out through 
the afternoon hours. This combined with light NE flow at the 
surface will likely yield high temperatures on Friday nearly 1-2 cats below 
normal. Conditions will recover somewhat on Saturday as mostly 
sunny skies dominate amongst gradually southerly veering flow. Weak 
warm air advection regime will allow for moderating temperatures with highs surging to 
just below normal on Saturday. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 210 PM EST Wednesday...the medium range forecast picks up at 00z 
on Sunday with very broad upper troffing over the eastern Continental U.S. And 
multiple embedded upper shortwaves passing over the Great Lakes 
region. Over the next couple of days...the pattern gradually 
deamplifies and weak upper ridging begins to build over the southeast 
region by next Wednesday. The latest 12z GFS is a bit more bullish 
with the upper ridge compared to the European model (ecmwf)...yet both solutions 
trend in the same direction. 


At the surface...dry high pressure will still be in control of the 
pattern at the start of the period. As we move into Monday 
afternoon...the GFS tries to briefly restrengthen the high as it 
slides eastward and puts the Carolinas under a weak cad pattern. The 
European model (ecmwf) and the Canadian solutions do not strengthen the high as much 
and allow a broad area of deep layer moisture...that originates to our 
SW...to move into the County warning forecast area by early Tuesday. By 12z...the GFS also has 
the same plume of deep moisture overspreading the County warning forecast area yet it 
maintains a more persistent northeasterly surface wind. Beyond this point...the 
GFS keeps the deep moisture over the forecast area through the remainder of 
the medium range while the European model (ecmwf) dries things out by early Wednesday and 
keeps the deeper moisture just to our south. As for the sensible 
forecast...I am confident that sun will be dry and most of Monday will 
likely be dry as well with only some slight chance probability of precipitation in the forecast. 
The rest of the period is pretty uncertain with slight to solid 
chance probability of precipitation for the County warning forecast area. I think the GFS is too optimistic with its 
precipitation forecast...especially on Tuesday...and the European model (ecmwf) is too dry on Wednesday. 
Temperatures should persist right around climatology with lows a bit warmer 
than normal for early/middle March. 


&& 


Aviation /21z Wednesday through Monday/... 
at kclt and SC airfields...cool pool finally mixing out allowing 
ceilings to rapidly improve. Expect VFR conditions by 20z with generally 
VFR ceilings around 040. Winds will be gusty SW. Airfields will stay in 
the warm sector overnight ahead of advancing cold front so VFR ceilings 
should predominate. Can't rule out perhaps a tempo MVFR ceiling but did 
not put that in already lengthly tafs. The cold front will cross the 
airfields in the 12z-15z timeframe with lowering ceilings/visibility to at 
least low MVFR and possibly IFR. Winds shift to the northwest by 15z. 


At kavl...VFR conditions until about 02z when MVFR ceilings ahead of 
approaching cold front should arrive. Expect cold frontal passage in 
the 07z-08z timeframe with ceilings/visibility lowering to IFR with rain. 
Temperatures drop rapidly and can't rule out some freezing rain toward the 
end of the taf period. 


Outlook...the cold front will push out of the area Thursday evening 
allowing for improving conditions at the airfields to VFR. VFR 
conditions are expected to persist then through the weekend. 


Confidence table... 


13-19z 19-01z 01-07z 07-12z 
kclt high 95% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 74% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky medium 77% 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...Winter Weather Advisory from 6 am to 6 PM EST Thursday for 
ncz033-048>053-058-059. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...deo 
near term...lg/rwh 
short term...cdg 
long term...jpt 
aviation...lg 






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