Extended Period of At to Below Normal Temperatures Expected

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley

The big story in the weather world is the expected change in the weather pattern across the Carolinas. That process will begin tomorrow and will kick into high gear for the weekend.

Trends in the guidance strongly indicates that we could see an extended period of days where temperatures remain at or below normal.

The Climate Prediction Center has outlooked a large part of the Eastern US in below normal temperatures.

A long wave trough that is developing across New England this weekend will have additional short waves that will help dig a new trough across the eastern part of the US as we head into next week. Due to the overall slow movement at the jetstream level this trough will keep the Southeast US in a northwest flow regime ushering in cooler air from Canada.

500mb height anomalies (Aug 14-24th)

Using a National blend of guidance this is going to keep temperatures at or below normal through a good chunk of next week.

The daily averages for Morganton for mid August…

High: 86

Low: 65

The daily averages for Lincolnton for Mid-August

High: 87

Low: 67

Our official 7-Day forecast for the Foothills and Western Piedmont can be found updated daily…

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