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Current Conditions

  • 72°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 69°
  • Pressure: 30.19 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • T-Storms

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 8:05 PM EDT on January 28, 2015

  • Thursday

    Thunderstorms likely early. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms mainly during the evening. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 64F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High 88F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially overnight. Low 66F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Monday Night

    Thunderstorms likely. Low 66F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Tuesday

    Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 82F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Showers and thundershowers in the evening, then mainly cloudy overnight with light rain possible. Low 63F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Wednesday

    Showers and thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Thunderstorms in the evening, then variable clouds overnight with still a chance of showers. Low 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday

    Thunderstorms likely. High 84F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low near 65F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    Rain showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms, especially in the evening. Low 66F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Scattered thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. High 88F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms during the evening followed by occasional showers overnight. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Rain showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Thunderstorms. Low 69F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 9:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Crowders Creek, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:38 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:39 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Bowling Green, SC

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 70 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NW at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Bobby Ray Road, Clover, SC

Updated: 9:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Greyfield, Kings Mountain, NC

Updated: 9:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Grover, NC

Updated: 8:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 71 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: ENE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 9:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Rhyne Street, Stanley, NC

Updated: 9:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 9:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Dixie - Berryhill, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne Springs Road, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 9:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 1583, Rock Hill, SC

Updated: 9:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 9:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:48 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Paw Creek, NC

Updated: 6:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 86 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: SE at 1 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 9:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 71 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: West at 3 mph Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, York, SC

Updated: 9:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 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 
803 PM EDT Thursday may 28 2015 


Synopsis... 
Bermuda high pressure will persist across the region through the 
weekend and into early next week. Deeper moisture will gradually 
pool along the southern Appalachians in the southerly flow between 
low pressure approaching the middle Mississippi Valley from the west 
and the offshore Bermuda high to the east. A cold front will push 
southward into the region around middle week and then likely stall 
nearby. 


&& 


Near term /through Friday/... 
745 PM update...remaining convection mostly persists along outflow 
boundaries in areas where instability was not realized during the 
afternoon. One such boundary moving into our NC foothills and northwest 
Piedmont continues to drive new development...and may do so for a 
bit longer until it reaches more stable air over the now-soaked northern 
mountains activity over the eastern upstate is likely to do the same...and 
seems to be already trending downward. Nonetheless it still appears 
there is a chance some precipitation might occur through the night near the 
Escarpment given southeast upslope flow. Dense fog is likely to become an 
issue in the areas that saw heavy rain. Even before the storms 
formed over the northern foothills/Piedmont and I-40 corridor...guidance 
supported some fog development there and in the mountain valleys. Will 
have to see exactly where the fog forms before raising any headlines. 


Previous discussion...while coverage of convection should diminish 
this evening...a light S/southeast low level upslope flow and the lingering 
deep moist plume could allow at least isolated convection could 
persist for much of the overnight near the Blue Ridge...and 20-30 
probability of precipitation will be carried in these areas through the period. 


For Friday...short term guidance indicates the moist plume will lift 
north and become diffuse through the day...as upper shear zone/weak 
trough continues to shear out. As such...forecast soundings are 
quite dry across the forecast area by afternoon. In fact...short 
term model quantitative precipitation forecast response and convection-allowing models suggest 
tomorrow afternoon will be quite inactive. Probability of precipitation may therefore 
actually peak in the morning hours. Nevertheless...moderate 
instability should support at least isolated convection across much 
of the area through the afternoon...while the highest probability of precipitation (about 50 
percent) will be reserved for the tenn border counties...nearer the 
retreating moist plume. 


&& 


Short term /Friday night through Sunday/... 
at 200 PM EDT Thursday...on Friday evening an upper ridge will be 
along the East Coast...while an upper trough will be over the 
plains. The trough axis slowly progresses to the MS River Valley by 
late Sunday...while the ridge progresses off the East Coast. 


At the surface...Atlantic high pressure remains over the Carolinas 
and Georgia into Saturday...but with a weakening trend as the center of 
the high drifts farther offshore...and a cold front approaches from 
the northwest. The models indicate a modest decrease in low level moisture 
over much of our area Friday night and Saturday...as a Lee trough 
develops in the Piedmont. As the trough appears to shift east on 
Sunday...moisture spreads across our area from the west in advance 
of the slow moving and weakening cold front. 


The greatest instability will be along the Lee trough in the 
Piedmont...but shear appears to be quite limited. With only weak 
isentropic upglide and upslope flow...precipitation should not be 
excessive outside of locally robust convection. Temperatures will 
run slightly above normal. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
as of 230 PM Thursday...models are in good agreement at the start of 
the extended period. A frontal boundary will have slowed its 
southeastward motion considerably and become almost stationary over 
the southern apalachians by Sunday night...leading to a healthy 
increase in probability of precipitation. The boundary washes out somewhat but remains in 
place Monday and Tuesday...keeping probability of precipitation elevated through Tuesday 
night. A lack of significant upper level forcing and shear should 
keep the probablity of organized severe storms relatively 
low...though isolated pulse-type strong to severe storms can't be 
ruled out due to marginal instability each afternoon. Weak mean flow 
and possible weak mechanical upslope forcing will make locally heavy 
rainfall the main threat for the extended period. 


Guidance diverges somewhat in the second half of the period...with a 
surface high expanding over the northeast and pushing the now 
backdoor frontal boundary out of the area. Due to differences in 
model position and strength of a potential cut-off upper level low 
over MS/la...the 12z GFS sweeps the backdoor front in more quickly 
than the 00z European model (ecmwf). Consequently the GFS displays a drier solution 
for Wednesday and Thursday than the wet European model (ecmwf)...resulting in probability of precipitation 
just slightly above climatology. The offical forecast is closer to a GFS 
solution with the faster frontal passage...but the wetter/slower 
European model (ecmwf) bears watching until the guidance comes into better agreement. 


Maximum temperatures will remain above climatology Monday...with min temperatures remaining 
a category or two above average. A very moist airmass and hefty 
cloud cover during the second half of the period will keep highs 
right around normal while limiting the diurnal temperature range 
considerably. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...the threat of any convection this evening is small...but a 
cell or two could fire along a leftover outflow boundary. Have just 
handled this with vcsh. Light S to southeast flow in the boundary layer 
could bring in some low cloudiness...but guidance members showing 
restrictive ceilings are in the minority. This is not well supported by 
analysis of NAM/GFS profiles. With modest confidence have kept it 
VFR with a mention of spotty low VFR clouds overnight. Diurnal cumulus 
just above VFR threshold will form middle-morning and these will prevail 
through the day. Precipitation chances in the early afternoon are too low to 
include at this issuance. 


Elsewhere...scattered thunderstorms and rain will linger near kgsp/kgmu and over khky early 
this evening. Light precipitation is possible at kand/kavl but with 
expected low impact...no mention was made. While activity should 
wane by 02-03z...a precipitation chance will linger over the Blue Ridge 
later into the night. Attention at that time turns to low ceilings 
forming in moist southeasterly flow /esp near the Blue Ridge Escarpment/ and 
fog...the latter being likely where heavy rain fell this evening. 
IFR at kavl/khky. Southerly flow continues through the day tomorrow 
with ridge building over the southeast. Mentionable diurnal precipitation 
chances are mainly over the mountains and foothills...with prob30s at 
kavl/khky and vc wording at kgsp/kgmu. 


Outlook...moist SW flow will continue to affect the terminal 
forecast area through the upcoming weekend...as a cold front lays 
over to the north of the area. Expect pockets of morning fog and/or 
stratus most days...with continued chances of afternoon/evening rain showers/thunderstorms and rain 
each day. 


Confidence table... 


00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 18-00z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 98% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% medium 72% high 92% high 100% 
kavl high 97% high 85% medium 72% high 95% 
khky high 93% high 85% high 88% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% medium 74% high 83% high 100% 
kand high 94% medium 64% medium 71% 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...hg 
near term...jdl/Wimberley 
short term...jat 
long term...level 
aviation...Wimberley 



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