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Current Conditions

  • 73°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 70°
  • Pressure: 29.99 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 65 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Shelby, North Carolina

Updated: 11:11 PM EDT on July 1, 2015

  • Rest of Tonight

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely...mainly in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely... mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers...with thunderstorms possible in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Independence Day through Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Monday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Tuesday and Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs around 90. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Partly sunny. A chance of showers...with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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Location: APRSWXNET, Shelby, NC

Updated: 11:18 PM EDT

Temperature: 72 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: www.bbengineering.com, Polkville, NC

Updated: 11:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 28.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 11:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 11:36 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 11:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SSW at 4.3 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Stagecoach, Lawndale, NC

Updated: 11:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC

Updated: 11:33 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Greyfield, Kings Mountain, NC

Updated: 11:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 11:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 11:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Hills of Cliffside, Cliffside, NC

Updated: 11:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 11:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Grassy Pond, Twin Bridge Road, Gaffney, SC

Updated: 11:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Big Rock Road, Bostic, NC

Updated: 11:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 11:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.9 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 11:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 73 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:36 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Thickety Mtn., Gaffney, SC

Updated: 11:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NNW at 2.3 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 11:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Crowders Creek, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 11:36 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Grandview Peaks, Nebo, NC

Updated: 11:32 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 11:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.6 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 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 
1041 PM EDT Wednesday Jul 1 2015 


Synopsis... 
an upper level trough will remain over the southeast through the 
weekend...steering a series of weak systems over the southeast and 
triggering rain and thunderstorm chances each afternoon. High 
temperatures will be near normal through next week...with lows just 
above normal. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
as of 1030 EDT...only light precipitation activity prevails around 
the area with no lightning. Diurnal collapse of cape has led to a 
marked reduction in the Prospect for lightning...and have reduced 
thunder coverage through the morning with this update. Some areas 
of light rain will continue through the early morning hours. 
Weather on Thursday will be very similar to Wednesday. 


As of 800 EDT...showers have declined in most areas with the only 
activity still producing lightning currently near Elbert and Abbeville 
counties. Showers are moving from west to east and further light to 
moderate showers with some isolated thunder are expected through 2am 
early Thursday morning...especially in southern parts of the County Warning Area 
where showers seen on radar are forecast by hrrr to continue as they 
move into the area. Tweaks to the forecast to account for the 
latest sky and temperature observations...and to represent the 
current convective trends. 


As of 515 PM EDT...a few showers and thunderstorms have developed 
over the Blue Ridge mountains. This activity is expected to 
gradually spread southeastward across the Piedmont. Severe extent 
may be limited as temperatures decline diurnally as precipitation. Moves 
into higher dewpoint air. Hrrr guidance is a mixed bag as it has 
much more widespread showers than now observed...but the basic trend 
of east-southeast movement and decreasing activity after 10pm seems 
reasonable...and is in agreement with other cams. Latest near term 
probability of precipitation reflect current radar coverage and expected trend through 6z. 


At 215 PM...for the late afternoon the main concern is the 
convective complex over Tennessee at middle afternoon. This is associated with 
the mesoscale convective system at that developed over the lower Midwest last night. Convective available potential energy 
over eastern Tennessee are in excess of 2000j so it is moving into a 
favorable environment to maintain itself through the afternoon. Storm Prediction Center 
currently has a watch in place abutting our western NC mountain 
counties. Would not be surprised if the watch is extended eastward 
into our NE Georgia...western upstate and some of our NC mountain 
counties. Convective available potential energy are currently <1000j over the mountains as dewpoints 
are around 60...so would expect convection to tend to weaken as it 
encounters the more stable air there. I have already factored in the 
convection reaching the mountains by 23z and moving eastward 
afterwards. Have categorical probability of precipitation NC border counties and then likely 
as far east as I-26. Have followed the hrrr trends and expect 
convection to dissipate after midnight over eastern areas. 


Otherwise...the NAM and GFS continue to be somewhat at odds again 
late tonight and Thursday in regard to the amount of convection/qpf. NAM 
is much more aggressive in developing another convective cluster over 
north Georgia/southeast Tennessee late tonight apparently using isentropic upglide over 
remnant cold pool from today's mesoscale convective system as a trigger. GFS on the other 
hand does not show any enhanced quantitative precipitation forecast. Will give a nod to the NAM and 
increase probability of precipitation late tonight western sections and then allow this 
activity to spread eastward on Thursday as a decent looking short 
wave moves into the base of the upper trough. Hence...will increase 
probability of precipitation into the likely category most places on Thursday. With increased 
clouds and precipitation temperatures should be held a couple degrees below climatology. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
as of 230 PM Wednesday...unsettled weather expected for the region 
during the Holiday weekend. On Friday...a shortwave embedded within 
the longwave 500 mb trough will ripple across the middle Mississippi and 
Ohio River valleys. At the surface...weak low pressure is forecast to 
develop across Kentucky and across the southern Appalachians. Wind and 
thermal profiles across the region show little change from earlier 
in the weeks...inverted-v below 800 mb...weak to moderate cape...and 0-6 
km bulk shear values around 20 kts. I will highlight the convective 
potential with likely probability of precipitation across the mountains with high chance probability of precipitation east. 
Given the mostly cloudy sky and early onset of 
rainfall...temperatures should range slightly below normal. 


On Sat...4th of July...the surface low is expected to track NE off the 
middle Atlantic coast...leaving a west to east stationary front north 
across the virginas. Broad cyclonic middle level flow and lingering 
instability will likely support scattered thunderstorms and rain across the southeast 
through Friday night. In fact...the GFS indicates that a nocturnal mesoscale convective system 
will move from the arklatx region to northern MS/Alabama by sunrise Sat. 
12z NAM and European model (ecmwf) also indicate that the same area will see 
convection 12z Sat. Steering flow will transport the convection 
east...reaching the forecast area between 18z to 0z. I will forecast likely 
probability of precipitation across the Tennessee border with 30 to 40 probability of precipitation east. High temperatures 
are forecast to range from the low 80s across the NC mountain valleys to 
the u80s east. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 215 PM Wednesday...the medium range begins Saturday night amid 
a trend of rising heights. A surface boundary/developing low 
pressure system will be hovering across the southern 
Appalachians...though a lack of discernible upper forcing over the 
Piedmont/foothills should keep most nocturnal convection confined to 
the higher terrain. Another rather potent shortwave will propagate 
around the base of the upper trough and across the County Warning Area on 
Sunday...where deep moisture will be plentiful. Probability of precipitation will therefore 
be well above climatology...but will still follow a diurnal trend. Surface 
cyclogenesis appears to occur right over or just to the south of the 
forecast area on Monday...keeping probability of precipitation elevated across the whole County Warning Area 
in the afternoon once again. The upper pattern flattens out 
considerably by the middle of next week...with an upper high taking 
shape over the southeast/Southern Plains. Another possible surface 
frontal boundary will approach around the same time...though the 
extent of the sensible impacts from it will be determined by the 
placement and strength of the cut-off upper high over the southern 
Continental U.S.. 


Overall...uncertainties still exist in the timing of some of these 
features in the medium range...though plentiful deep moisture and 
sources of weak forcing abound for the whole period. Therefore a 
typical summertime active pattern with good diurnal shower and 
thunderstorm coverage will persist. Profiles are particularly moist 
with precipitable waters  well above climatology though the middle of next week as 
well...and though no day stands out as having especially high 
quantitative precipitation forecast...rainfall totals for the higher terrain over the whole medium 
range will bear watching as the period comes into better focus. 


As for temperatures...maximum temperatures have trended cooler in the guidance 
for the medium range...possibly due to increased moisture in the 
vertical profiles and therefore increased cloud cover. A lack of 
pronounced height tendencies later in the medium range will also 
contribute to maximum temperatures staying near climatology through the whole period. 
The moist airmass will limit the diurnal temperature range 
somewhat...keeping min temperatures just above average. 


&& 


Aviation /03z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere...main concern is chances for thunder near 
term and tomorrow afternoon. This evening...radar trends have been 
fairly benign with sporadic lightning staying well away from taf 
sites. Following guidance from various models...showers are likely 
to continue until 6z or so tonight with an occasional isolated 
thundershower. Synoptic pattern is fairly stable with a large 
midlevel trough over the eastern Continental U.S.. 
instability...windshear...and qg forcing will all be similar 
tomorrow to what was seen today...with possibly slightly more 
instability. Have thus continued the prob30 for thunder tomorrow 
afternoon. Initiation is again more likely in the blueridge 
mountains with showers moving eastward...however given dynamical 
forcing and various possible outflow boundaries...thunderstorm are possible 
Thursday afternoon in all areas. 


Outlook...a upper trough will support mainly afternoon and evening 
thunderstorms through the weekend. Restrictions may occur with 
passing storms...and each morning over rain soaked areas. 


Confidence table... 


02-08z 08-14z 14-20z 20-00z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 83% high 83% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 97% 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...lg 
near term...lg/wjm 
short term...Ned 
long term...level 
aviation...lg/wjm 






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