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Current Conditions

  • 82°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: North -9999 mph
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 67°
  • Pressure: 29.99 in. -
  • Heat Index: 84

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 2:13 PM EDT on July 4, 2015

  • This Afternoon

    Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Near steady temperatures in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then scattered showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers...with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers...with thunderstorms possible in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Tuesday Night and Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs around 90.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows around 70.

  • Thursday and Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers. Highs around 90. Lows around 70.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 2:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Crowders Creek, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: ESE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Hwy 55 and 557, Clover, SC

Updated: 2:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: NNW at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Bobby Ray Road, Clover, SC

Updated: 2:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Greyfield, Kings Mountain, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: South at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.2 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SSW at 6.8 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:39 PM EDT

Temperature: 78 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SSW at 3 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne Street, Stanley, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: NW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 2:57 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Pointe Drive, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 2:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: West at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: South at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: S. Central Lincoln Co near High Shoals, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at 1.2 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.9 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Dixie - Berryhill, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne Springs Road, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 1583, Rock Hill, SC

Updated: 2:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 2:57 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.9 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: WSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Howard's Creek-Shoal Rd, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 2:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: WSW at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:57 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.2 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
228 PM EDT Sat Jul 4 2015 


Synopsis... 
a broad upper level trough will remain over the southeast through 
Monday...providing lift and maintaining elevated rain and 
thunderstorm chances each day. Slightly drier conditions return 
Tuesday and Wednesday...before another front pushes across the 
southern Appalachians by the end of the work week. High temperatures 
will remain below average over the weekend before climbing back to 
normal by the middle of next week. 


&& 


Near term /through Sunday/... 
as of 215 PM EDT...nearly the entire forecast area remains fairly 
stable this afternoon under abundant middle clouds with patchy light 
rain showers falling intermittently. Mountain showers are starting to show 
some vertical development...and a few breaks over the NC foothills 
and the eastern fringe hold out some chance for isolated thunderstorms to redevelop 
in line with the hrrr. Otherwise...500 mb heights continue to fall 
across the MS River Valley this afternoon...and height falls will 
continue eastward across Tennessee tonight through Sunday. Intermittent 
shortwaves will pivot east through the forecast area around this 
upper trough during this period. In addition...the entrance region 
of an upper jetlet will remain parked just west of the southern 
Appalachians through the near term...although the jetlet looks a bit 
weaker than in previous model runs. At the surface...a stalled front 
remains draped north and west of the area this afternoon...with a 
lingering surface trough axis stretched out well to the south in the 
better instability. Given all of these various forcing 
mechanisms...along with continued west-southwest upslope into the SW mountains...and 
precipitable water values running 1.5 to 1.75 inches over the 
area...anticipate the precipitation coverage making a comeback from 
the west tonight through Sunday. Other than any lingering diurnal 
shra/tsra...a fairly sharp west to east gradient will be featured on 
probability of precipitation...with the SW mountains the clear focus for any higher end 
upslope quantitative precipitation forecast. No changes are needed at present to the flash Flood Advisory. Will 
continue a smaller than climatology range on min/maximum temperatures. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 205 PM Sunday...rising heights aloft will be the primary story 
of the short term...as the upper low fills and slowly lifts into the 
mid-Atlantic...and an upper ridge axis begins building over the 
southeast states. This will result in a marked change to the 
thermodynamic character of the air mass across the area...from 
unseasonably moist and relatively cool conditions...to much more 
seasonal levels of heat and humidity by Tuesday afternoon. 


Chances for showers and thunderstorms Sunday night into Monday will 
be highest across northern and far western zones...as the upper low 
meanders just west of the Appalachians. As the deeper moisture lifts 
into the mid-Atlantic...the Hydro threat is expected to wane Monday 
afternoon...while there may be an uptick in the local severe storm 
potential...especially across the southern half of the forecast 
area...where less cloud cover is anticipated. By Tuesday...a return 
to a more typical diurnal deep convective cycle is expected...with 
the potential for isolated strong-to-severe pulse storms. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/... 
as of 230 PM Independence day...the medium range begins 00z 
Wednesday as a frontal boundary steered by an upper trough over the 
Central Plains/Great Lakes region continues its eastward progression 
towards the forecast area. 500 mb heights begin to flatten late 
Wednesday...and by Thursday an Atlantic upper high with surface 
reflection intrudes into the southeast. Global models diverge with 
the handling of this feature and above-mentioned front. The GFS is 
more bullish on the northward and westward extent of the high...and 
therefore acts to somewhat block the approaching front and keep 
main impacts from a series of weak surface lows/impulses farther to 
the north of the County warning forecast area. The European model (ecmwf) keeps the high pressure feature 
farther to the south...so the track remains a bit farther to the 
south than the GFS. There is agreement that some type of impulse/low 
will develop over the Central Plains Friday...though models again 
diverge on both timing and strength of the feature. Went with a 
blend of the faster/weaker GFS and slower/stronger European model (ecmwf) as no 
particular solution stands out as more likely at this point. Probability of precipitation 
were therefore elevated Friday night. 


Overall...southwesterly flow driven by the Bermuda high will lend 
itself to more of a Gulf fetch...keeping deep layer moisture 
abundant through most of the period. A lack of good upper forcing 
combined with somewhat unimpressive instability for middle-Summer will 
lend itself to mainly diurnal probability of precipitation near climatology for most of the 
period...though the previously mentioned low/frontal boundary will 
enhance the diurnal probability of precipitation later in the week. Both maximum and min temperatures 
will remain near to just above climatology through the entire medium 
range. 


&& 


Aviation /19z Saturday through Thursday/... 
at kclt...VFR clouds and light rain showers have kept the Piedmont fairly 
stable this afternoon...with mainly intermittent -shra expected 
through late afternoon. The coverage of precipitation should shift 
back toward the mountains tonight into Sunday as the upper trough 
sharpens up west of the mountain chain. Will once again hint at few to 
scattered low stratus but none of the model profiles or MOS have any ceiling 
restrictions toward daybreak Sunday. Expect occasional SW gusts to 
continue until early evening...with steadier SW flow less than 10 knots 
thereafter. 


Elsewhere...shower coverage will steadily increase in the mountains as 
heights fall to the west of the Appalachians...but coverage remains 
more uncertain over the foothills where profiles are fairly stable. 
Anticipate VFR conditions initially...with tempo MVFR under any rain showers 
at kavl. Lower ceiling restrictions will be possible once again toward 
daybreak...but more certain at kavl where more quantitative precipitation forecast is expected. Will 
just hint at MVFR ceilings overnight at the foothill sites. SW winds 
will gust at the upstate taf sites through late afternoon before settling 
down to steady SW less than 10 knots for the remainder of the period. 
Another round of showers may move up the mountains/foothills Sunday 
morning...with mainly vcsh at the foothill sites...and more solid 
rain showers with thunderstorms in the vicinity at kavl after 15z Sunday. 


Outlook...precipitation coverage will remain fairly high into Sunday 
night before the pattern gradually transitions to more diurnal 
timing and coverage Monday through Thursday. With continued moisture 
in the area...restrictions will be possible under any heavier 
showers and also around daybreak. 


Confidence table... 


18-24z 00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 
kclt high 98% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 98% high 98% 
kavl high 92% high 86% medium 63% high 84% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 90% high 86% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 97% high 98% 


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...Flash Flood Watch through Sunday evening for gaz010-017-018- 
026-028-029. 
NC...Flash Flood Watch through Sunday evening for ncz048-051-052- 
058-059-062-063. 
SC...Flash Flood Watch through Sunday evening for scz001-004. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...level 
near term...hg 
short term...jdl 
long term...level 
aviation...hg 






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