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Current Conditions

  • 83°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SE 5 mph
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 70°
  • Pressure: 30.21 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 87

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Shelby, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on August 30, 2014

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F with a heat index of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 12:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.9 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 11:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC

Updated: 12:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.3 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 12:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: ESE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Hills of Cliffside, Cliffside, NC

Updated: 12:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.1 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 12:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Forest City-Dunbar Elementary, Forest City, NC

Updated: 12:18 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.1 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: ESE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 11:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 86 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: South at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 12:19 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest KMSC Blacksburg SC US USARRAY, Bowling Green, SC

Updated: 11:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 83 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Thickety Mtn., Gaffney, SC

Updated: 12:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.6 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SW at 1.2 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 12:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 12:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 22% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Grandview Peaks, Nebo, NC

Updated: 12:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.4 °F Dew Point: 85 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 116 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.2 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.0 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1216 PM EDT Sat Aug 30 2014 


Synopsis... 
a weak nearly stationary front North Carolina will dissipate today. 
A Bermuda high will then develop and linger into early next week... 
bringing typical summertime heat and humidity...with scattered 
afternoon showers and thunderstorms each day. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 1215 PM...latest cam's and 12z GFS/Gem continue with the idea 
of scattered convection developing over NE Georgia and the SW mountains by middle 
afternoon...with coverage then spreading NE into the central 
mountains and perhaps the northern mountains during the evening 
hours as a weak short wave moves through Tennessee. The 12z NAM is all 
alone in developing deep convection and resulting heavy quantitative precipitation forecast over the 
NC foothills/piemdmont late tonight. This will be regarded as 
spurious and not incorporated into the forecast. Have updated most 
fields for this afternoon by blending in latest consshort. This 
resulted in only minor changes. 


As of 930 am...some patchy dense fog still hanging in there over 
portions of the upper French Broad valley...foothills and even the 
Piedmont. Expect the fog to dissipate by about 1030 am all areas. 
Otherwise...the forecast is in good shape. Latest campop still 
indicates that at least scattered convection should develop over western 
areas during the middle to late afternoon hours. I blended in the 
campop to the official forecast which generally delayed the onset of 
convection somewhat and raised the probability of precipitation for this evening over the SW 
mountains and NE Georgia. Made only minor adjustments to other fields. 


As of 630 am EDT Saturday...earlier 2kft stratus cloud deck over 
western NC has receded to the north allowing for just enough cooling 
to yield patchy fog development/expansion. Latest observations 
along with satellite imagery indicate light patchy fog across 
portions of the NC Piedmont while patchy dense fog has developed in 
the mountain valleys as expected. Conditions will improve across 
the Piedmont shortly after sunrise with the Mountain Valley fog 
persisting for an hour or so. Otherwise....tweaked temperatures and 
dewpoints to reflect latest observations and left the remainder of 
the forecast as it was. 


Previous discussion... 


As of 300 am EDT Saturday...rather nice day in store across 
northeast Georgia and the western Carolinas as deep layer ridging 
prevails. Meanwhile...upper short wave energy to the west continues 
to progress east along the mean flow promoting development of 
surface trough beneath and sustained southerly moisture advection 
regime. Closer to home...remnant low level moisture axis from old 
stationary boundary continues to provide a focus for expanding 
stratus cloud deck. Latest MOS guidance continues to support patchy 
fog development this morning across the NC Piedmont with some areas 
of dense fog possible in and around the mountain valleys. That 
said...above mentioned stratus deck will inhibit cooling somewhat 
thereby delaying/preventing fog development for areas of the NC 
Piedmont. 


Conditions will improve beyond daybreak as heating works to erode 
low stratus/fog present across the region. Light/calm surface flow 
will gradually increase out of the southeast to around 5-10mph by 
middle/late afternoon. Soundings continue to indicate just enough low 
level moisture to support minimal coverage of fair weather cumulus as lapse 
rates steepen with heating this afternoon. Convection to the west 
associated with warm air advection conveyor belt and surface troffing will also 
likely promote some middle/high level cirrus streaming aloft. Speaking 
of moisture advection pattern...probability of precipitation will remain non mentionable 
through much of the morning before gradually increasing to near 
likely levels across the western most zones...tapering to slight 
chance levels for portions of the western upstate and NC foothills 
by late evening. This is in response to both the moisture axis 
approaching and also proximity of Southeast Ridge leading to weaker 
inhibition further west. That said...profiles support only minimal 
cape and would likely not yield robust updrafts leading to sustained 
convection. Thus...only expecting general thunderstorms at best 
with cloud to ground lightning being a primary threat which will be 
mentioned in the severe weather potential statement. Probability of precipitation will remain at solid chance levels 
across the high terrain through the overnight hours to account for 
continued southerly upslope enhanced showers. Temperatures on 
Saturday will warm to above normal levels across the majority of the 
forecast area as strong upper ridge prevails. Although still above 
normal...temperatures could be slightly cooler across the mountains 
as better sky cover limits heating. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday through Monday night/... 
as of 215 am Saturday...a weakening short wave trough ejecting from 
the Great Plains will phase with a short wave crossing the Great 
Lakes and nudge the southeastern Continental U.S. Anticyclone off the southeast coast early in 
the short term. A secondary weak wave moves across the area Monday 
as the anticyclone drops to the Georgia coast and retrogrades into Georgia Monday 
night. At the surface...a weakening frontal zone moves across the area 
Sunday in association with the short wave. There will also be some 
upper divergence as the right entrance region of a jet streak moves 
through. However...all guidance has backed off on the amount of 
instability developing Sunday...at least outside of the mountains cap 
does erode during the day...so expect convection to develop. 
However...pop has been lowered outside of the mountains in line with 
guidance consensus...but kept in the scattered range as there will be some 
forcing along with weak instability. With the continued moderate 
instability expected over the mountains...likely pop is retained there. 
Guidance also in agreement showing lower precipitable water values than previously 
forecast...leading to only isolated potential for heavy rainfall. Any 
severe storms should be isolated as well with weak shear. Temperatures will be 
near to slightly above normal. 


Only weak instability is forecast on Monday with little in the way 
of forcing. Have dropped pop across the board...but kept in the 
scattered range. Still...the best moisture and instability will be 
over the mountains...so pop slightly higher there. Temperatures will warm a few 
degrees Monday and Monday night. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday through Saturday/... 
as of 335 am Saturday...a low amplitude trough moves east across the 
eastern Continental U.S. Tuesday keeping the upper anticyclone suppressed across the 
Gulf Coast states. As the trough moves east off shore Wednesday...ridging 
develops over the southeastern Continental U.S.. this ridging remains in place Thursday and 
Friday. At the surface...a weak cold front drops south toward the area as 
the trough moves east Tuesday. The front stalls north of the area Wednesday... 
but a Lee trough develops over the County warning forecast area. The front dissipates Thursday but 
leaves a weak convergence zone which moves in on Thursday and remains in 
place Friday. This pattern will keep low level moisture and instability 
across the area. Even with the ridge in place...the surface boundary 
will help provide enough forcing to tap the elevated instability 
across the area. This will lead to generally scattered diurnal convection 
each day...with coverage slightly favoring the mountains through the period. 
Temperatures will remain above normal until Friday when they drop to 
near normal. 


&& 


Aviation /16z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt...VFR will prevail through the period as deep layer ridging 
prevails leading to dry weather and mostly sunny skies. Light winds 
initially will increase out of the south by middle/late morning with 
afternoon few low VFR cumulus and scattered high level cirrus being the 
dominate sky cover. As upper wave and associated moisture advection 
axis continues to slide east through the day...skies will fill in 
from the west. Thus...10z from group carries light southerly winds 
under low VFR cumulus at bkn045. 


Elsewhere...VFR conditions will prevail through the majority of the 
forecast period with the exception of IFR/MVFR level fog/stratus 
this morning at khky and kavl. Earlier MVFR level stratus deck has 
receded somewhat giving way to fog development as cooling resumes. 
All sites will return to VFR levels by middle morning with above 
mentioned deep layer ridging dominating the weather for the day. 
Initial light winds will increase into the 5-8kts range out of the 
south by late morning to early afternoon. Low VFR cumulus will highlight 
the skies by late morning beneath occasional high level cirrus. 
Expecting overall coverage of sky cover to increase late in the 
period as deeper moisture advects in from the west. As this 
moisture axis intrudes...shra/tsra chances will increase by late 
afternoon lasting into the early evening at kand and kavl. Due to 
low probabilities and effects of capping continuing to play a 
role...opted for thunderstorms in the vicinity/vcsh mention instead of prevailing weather. 


Outlook...moisture advection beginning tonight will lead to 
increasing chances for isolated/scattered diurnal rain showers/thunderstorms and rain through 
midweek with the greatest probabilities residing along the high 
terrain. In addition...morning fog/stratus will be possible with the 
mountains once again having the greatest chances at restrictions. 


Confidence table... 


16-22z 22-04z 04-10z 10-16z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 88% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 80% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 94% high 93% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 94% high 83% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 97% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 100% high 80% 


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...rwh 
near term...lg 
short term...rwh 
long term...rwh 
aviation...cdg 



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