Major Severe Weather Outbreak Thursday for North Carolina. Western Piedmont and Foothills Could Be Impacted

This week is a stark reminder that severe weather season is here across the Southeast US. We are monitoring a dynamic storm system exiting the Rockies and moving into the Southern Plains. This storm will bring severe weather to the Mid-South today where a rare “High Risk” (Level 5 of 5) has been issued centeredContinue reading “Major Severe Weather Outbreak Thursday for North Carolina. Western Piedmont and Foothills Could Be Impacted”

High Pressure, Tranquil Weather Settled In For A While

Good Thursday morning to everyone, An extended period of dry weather is coming up for the Western Carolinas. I know many people will enjoy this considering how February featured a lot of cloudiness and periods of wet weather. A look at the Synoptics through early next week shows troughs located off both coasts of theContinue reading “High Pressure, Tranquil Weather Settled In For A While”

Significant Winter Storm To Deliver Freezing Rain Thursday (Updated Map)

Good Wednesday morning, we continue to monitor the latest on the next storm system to impact the region. Unfortunately the trends continue to show that a significant ice event will occur across Western and Northern North Carolina. Strong high pressure over the Great Lakes Region and pushing cold, arctic air into the Carolinas this morningContinue reading “Significant Winter Storm To Deliver Freezing Rain Thursday (Updated Map)”

Significant Winter Weather Possible Thursday (First Call Map)

Winter weather is becoming likely over the next 48 hours as colder air moves into the region tonight and another moisture-laden system approaches. Freezing rain and possibly sleet looks to be the predominant types of precipitation starting late Wednesday night and moving into Thursday. Below is our first call map on freezing rain potential throughContinue reading “Significant Winter Weather Possible Thursday (First Call Map)”

Winter Weather Concerns Increasing For Mid Week

Computer guidance trends today is moving toward another winter weather event for North Carolina with icing the predominant threat. With this threat we have posted a High Impact Weather Outlook. With the potential of winter weather now on the radar, we are placing the Winter Storm Index at Level 1…be Weather Aware over the nextContinue reading “Winter Weather Concerns Increasing For Mid Week”

Slow-Moving Arctic Boundary to Influence Weather Late Week. Chances of Freezing Precipitation Increase

Good Tuesday evening to everyone, If you have been following the weather over the past couple weeks we have been talking about an intrusion of arctic air moving into the United States. Well that airmass has taken a firm hold across the Plains and the northern tier of the country. So far the Southeast andContinue reading “Slow-Moving Arctic Boundary to Influence Weather Late Week. Chances of Freezing Precipitation Increase”

Winter Weather to Impact the Western Carolinas Saturday Night & Sunday Morning

It appears that we are going to deal with another winter weather event in the next 48 hours. After rainfall clears out today, some colder and dry air will filter in tonight and set the stage for mositure return late Saturday. Further details are in the images below. The image below is a first lookContinue reading “Winter Weather to Impact the Western Carolinas Saturday Night & Sunday Morning”

-NAO to Intensify This Week, Arctic Outbreak To Move Into the US

We are how at the peak of the winter season here in early February and so far it has proved to be very interesting across the United States. When our weather team presented the Winter Outlook back in November, we highlighted at the potential of high latitude blocking to influence our weather pattern at someContinue reading “-NAO to Intensify This Week, Arctic Outbreak To Move Into the US”

Winter Weather is Likely Sunday Morning Across Foothills and Western Piedmont

l Confidence has grown today that the region will see a bout of winter weather startimg very late Saturday and lasting through the morning hours of Sunday. A strong hybrid cold air damming is in place and waiting for an upper low and surface low to move east on Saturday east of the Mississippi River.Continue reading “Winter Weather is Likely Sunday Morning Across Foothills and Western Piedmont”

Wintery Mix of Precipitation Possible This Weekend

This is our first High Impact WInter Outlook posted for a potential winter weather event for this weekend across the Western Carolinas. Various types of winter precipitation is possible as a storm system will force moisture over a cold dome east of the Blue Ridge. Still many details to be determined over the next 24-48Continue reading “Wintery Mix of Precipitation Possible This Weekend”