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Current Conditions

  • 50°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: North 5 mph
  • Humidity: 95%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 48°
  • Pressure: 30.22 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Shelby, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on April 19, 2014

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:07 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.8 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNE at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC

Updated: 9:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.5 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Hills of Cliffside, Cliffside, NC

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 9:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Grassy Pond, Gaffney, SC

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 49.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:02 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 8:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 50 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.15 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 50 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: ENE at 4 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NE at 1.3 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Thickety Mtn., Gaffney, SC

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at 4.6 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: RAWS RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC US, Rutherfordton, NC

Updated: 8:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 50 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: NNW at 5 mph Pressure: 29.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: MAP BRINDLETOWN NC PSD, Glen Alpine, NC

Updated: 8:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 49 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Hickory, NC, Hickory, NC

Updated: 8:48 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Grandview Peaks, Nebo, NC

Updated: 9:07 PM EDT

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: East at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:09 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.22 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: East at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
758 PM EDT Sat Apr 19 2014 


Synopsis... 
a moist low pressure system will continue moving off the South 
Carolina coast through Sunday. High pressure will briefly build in 
Monday...before a cold front pushes across the region on Tuesday. A 
broad and dry area of high pressure will then build in from the 
north Wednesday and linger through the end of the week. 


&& 


Near term /through Sunday/... 
as of 750 PM Saturday...deformation zone rain shield shows no signs 
of relenting this evening. In fact...we/ve seen rates increase quite 
a bit across western NC since late afternoon...with periods of heavy 
rain being reported at several metar sites. Expect the western edge 
of the precipitation shield to gradually erode...as the precipitation band 
exhibits a gradual east/southeast drift. The main Hydro threat area 
will continue to be Charlotte metropolitan...which has seen widespread 2+ 
inch storm total amounts...and where occl heavy rainfall will remain 
likely through the evening. 


As of 445 PM Saturday...as the upper low continues to wobble east 
and off the Georgia/SC coast through the remainder of the afternoon and 
evening...deformation zone precipitation should gradually shrink in 
coverage and move/shift toward the southeast. In the interim... 
categorical probability of precipitation will continue through middle-evening or so across much 
of the NC zones...as well as portions of the eastern SC Piedmont. 
Additional rainfall amounts should generally average less than a 
half inch...although some enhancement is occurring in the vicinity 
of the eastern Escarpment...owing to an improving easterly upslope 
component to the flow...and some locally higher amounts could be 
seen there. 


As of 240 PM EDT Saturday...the 12 UTC runs of the NAM and GFS both 
have a potent upper tropospheric jet streak rounding the east side 
of the upper low at this time. Strong upper divergence has developed in the 
exit region of the jet streak...pretty much over The Heart of the 
forecast area. I just saw a pilot weather report issued by the ztl cwsu that 
several aircraft have reported moderate turbulence in the vicinity of 
kclt with this area of upper ascent. The GFS 18 UTC ageostrophic 
vertical circulation over western NC is about as strong as it gets. All 
of this explains the increase in rainfall over western NC...especially the 
foothills and Piedmont...and the northern upstate. While the precipitable water/S are not 
that impressive...the zonal component of the 800 mb flow on the GFS 
continues to run 3 to 4 Standard deviations above normal. Based on 
the cooling cloud tops on the regional infrared imagery...I suspect that 
we will see moderate rain fall across these zones for at least 
another 4 to 6 horus. This should yield additional rainfall amounts 
of around a half inch...possibly up to three quarters of an inch. 
This should not be enough to cause any significant flooding 
concerns...though a few larger streams and smaller river may 
approach bankfull. 


The rain and drizzle will gradually taper off later tonight. Clouds 
are expected to linger through middle-morning Sunday over most of the 
Piedmont...though there is some hope of clearing over the mountains 
and the western most foothills. Still...sunrise services will 
probably be cloudy for the most part east of the mountains. 
Otherwise afternoon temperatures will moderate a good 10 to 15 
degrees from today/S. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday night through Tuesday night/... 
as of midday Saturday...short upper ridge remains over the forecast area Sunday 
night as deep low moves off the southeast coast...maintaining 
northerly low level flow into Monday. Wraparound moisture from the low 
lingering over the eastern half of the forecast area late Sunday thus gets shunted 
off to the south overnight...while some low level moisture does advect 
into the western forecast area as the flow backs. This moist layer is shallow on 
forecast soundings. Convection across the forecast area will likely remain capped by 
subsidence within the ridge Monday afternoon. However...late Monday the ridge 
collapses as trough swings into the Ohio Valley. Some of the 09z sref 
members indicated the cap will break as early as Monday evening...and 
some surface based instability could be realized if that scenario 
happened early enough. More likely though...the inversion dissolves 
closer to Tuesday morning as the trough digs in ahead of impending frontal passage. 
Probability of precipitation will be reintroduced into the mountains early Tuesday morning as frontal 
moisture spreads in with weak upsloping. 


Decent surface based cape does develop over the forecast area ahead of the front on 
Tuesday. None of the shear parameters look threatening for severe 
weather...and with the stronger forcing being well to our north the quantitative precipitation forecast is 
light on all the consulted guidance. Best instability is shown over 
the NC Piedmont...with model consensus showing cape peaking around 
1000 j. Dcape is also fairly high on GFS which has fairly high cloud 
bases...so there may be a low-end pulse storm wind threat. Probability of precipitation 
diminish late Tuesday following the diurnal peak and as the front 
departs. Very shallow moisture on northwest flow Tuesday night might produce 
some additional showers in the mountains winds may also be moderately 
gusty in the higher terrain Tuesday and Tuesday night. 


Cool wedgy temperatures continue across the area Sunday night...but temperatures 
rebound to slightly above climatology for Monday and Tuesday. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Saturday/... 
as of 145 PM Saturday...strong latitudinal upper ridging will 
develop to the west early Wednesday and push east over the forecast area 
through Thursday. This will bring down a strong Canadian surface high and 
allow for deep layered drying while the high settles into an atl 
ridge config Thursday. There will be some measure of an airmass mix Wednesday 
mainly across the eastern zones where maximum temperatures will probably be held a 
couple degrees below normal across the northwest Piedmont. Downslope flow 
will aide in warmer than normal temperatures across the rest of the 
non/mtns...while the mountains valleys reach right around normal. The 
low level flow veers S/ly Thursday and allows a better modification of surface 
based Theta/east and temperatures/dew points will respond a couple degrees warmer. 
All in all...both days should mostly sunny and pleasant with dew point/S 
remaining below 50 f most locales. 


The upper ridge axis shifts east Thursday night as an 500 mb low deepens 
across the upper Midwest. The op models disagree on the timing and 
nature of this low with the 12z GFS closing it off and producing a 
slower synoptic pattern by about 12 hours than the 00z European model (ecmwf). The gefs 
mean heights/mslp are a pretty good compromise as far as timing and 
this was given the most weight in the forecast. There are also notable 
differences with the amount of the gom ridging and available moist 
flux ahead of the surface front Friday. The European model (ecmwf) sets up a stronger low level 
ridge and thus disrupts the moist gom flow moreso than the 
GFS...leaving a dry frontal passage by Friday night. In any case there should be 
enough isen lift moisture to produce isolate prefrontal showers 
beginning early Friday with an increase to scattered coverage across the NC 
mountains by the afternoon. Model soundings show the presence of elcape 
on the order of a couple hundred joules Friday afternoon...so thunder 
mention will be maintained through the evening period. Dont see 
enough in the dynamics to suspect a severe potential at this time as upper 
forcing remains weak and shear levels are moderate at best. Maximum 
temperatures will continue to increase a couple degrees each day. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Sunday through Thursday/... 
at kclt...drier low level air filtering in on NE winds has resulted 
in ceilings lifting to VFR...and this is expected to continue through 
the duration of the forecast period...although would not rule out a 
stray MVFR ceiling this evening. However...periods of IFR visby in 
moderate/heavy rain are expected to continue through at least 03z. Rain 
will gradually taper off late this evening into the early part of 
the overnight...occl visby restrictions will remain possible through 
about 09z. North/NE winds are expected to remain at around 10 kts 
through much of the period. Some gusts near 20 kts will be possible 
this evening...but more likely after sunrise Sunday. VFR ceilings 
(050-080 range) should persist through at least the morning 
hours...gradually scattering out during the afternoon. 


Elsewhere...moderate to occasionally heavy rain is widespread from 
roughly the north/South Carolina border north to the I-40 corridor 
in NC. All terminals except perhaps kand will see periods of rain 
persist through much of the evening...with occl visby restrictions 
likely...especially at kavl. Otherwise...we are not anticipating much in 
the way of ceiling issues...as ceilings have lifted to VFR at most 
terminals...and with NE winds gradually introducing drier low level 
air to the region...ceilings are expected to generally remain VFR 
through the period...although chances will increase farther south 
(esp at kand). North/NE winds are expected to remain at around 10-15 
kts across the Piedmont/fhills (much lighter at kavl) through much 
of the period. Some gusts near 20 kts will be possible outside the 
mountain valleys this evening...but more likely after sunrise Sunday. 


Outlook...dry high pressure will then develop Monday...with a fairly wet 
frontal system expected on Tuesday. 


Confidence table... 


00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 18-24z 
kclt medium 76% high 88% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 81% high 98% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 98% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 81% high 98% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 81% high 90% 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...none. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...sbk 
near term...jdl/McAvoy 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...sbk 
aviation...jdl 












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