Severe Weather and Flash Flood Threat For Western North Carolina Through Early Friday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Well, another day and another opportunity for Mother Nature to provide a two-pronged threat of impactful weather to the Western Carolinas…let’s break it down 1. Heavy Rain Likely A strong upper low located across Southeast Kansas this morning will slowly move east over the next 24 hours pulling rich tropical moistureContinue reading “Severe Weather and Flash Flood Threat For Western North Carolina Through Early Friday”

Rainfall Summary From Past 48 Hours; More to Come?

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday morning to everyone, it has been a very active last 48 hours across the Western Carolinas. Over the weekend our forecast team gave a head’s up on the potential of significant rainfall across the region and that has verified to this point. A non-tropical feature moved northeast from theContinue reading “Rainfall Summary From Past 48 Hours; More to Come?”

Widespread Rainfall Expected on Monday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Things are lining up to where Monday could be the most widespread rainfall event we have seen in quite a while. Here’s a breakdown of what’s going on. Water vapor image tonight shows abundant gulf moisture moving Northward into the Southeast ahead of a slowing cold front. This front will takeContinue reading “Widespread Rainfall Expected on Monday”

More Pulse-Type Severe Storms Expected Sunday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Summer-like pattern is firmly in place across the Western Carolinas. Some of us ran into some feisty thunderstorms while others stayed dry. An even better threat of storms is expected on Sunday as a cold front slowly moves in from the west. Futurecast indicates that thunderstorms will be scattered to numerousContinue reading “More Pulse-Type Severe Storms Expected Sunday”

Chances of Precipitation on the Rise Through Next Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday afternoon, hope your weekend is off to a good start. Storm chances are on the increase today and they could persist for several days due to a couple different weather systems. A trough across the northern tier of the US is pushing a frontal boundary toward the Eastern partContinue reading “Chances of Precipitation on the Rise Through Next Week”

Abnormally Dry Conditions Across Sections of Western North Carolina

Good Thursday afternoon, the drought index has been updated for this week and for the first time in a while parts of Western North Carolina have been placed in the abnormally dry category (D0) of drought conditions. In our coverage area, Alexander and Caldwell Counties are a part of the “abnormally dry” area. Other townsContinue reading “Abnormally Dry Conditions Across Sections of Western North Carolina”

Thunderstorms Return for Thursday, a Few Could be Severe…

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley The last couple days have been really nice across the Western Carolinas with high pressure inplace but things will slowly change starting on Thursday. Looking at the water vapor image above you can see a couple disturbances, one over the lower Ohio Valley tonight. Another feature across the Midwest and oneContinue reading “Thunderstorms Return for Thursday, a Few Could be Severe…”

Saharan Dust Plume Crossing the Atlantic, Southeast Could See Impacts Late This Weekend

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Wednesday morning to everyone, every time about this time of the year when the hurricane season is about to crank up easterly trade winds help gather dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa and transports a plume of dust across the Atlantic Ocean. That is currently ongoing in the EasternContinue reading “Saharan Dust Plume Crossing the Atlantic, Southeast Could See Impacts Late This Weekend”

First 90’s of the Year Coming Up, Storms Return for the Weekend

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Hope everyone is doing well on this Tuesday… Let’s take a look at the synoptic weather pattern for Western North Carolina for the middle to late part of this week. We have been advertising the first 90’s of the year for the Western Piedmont and a few Foothill locations that stillContinue reading “First 90’s of the Year Coming Up, Storms Return for the Weekend”

More Storms Expected for Monday, Hotter and Drier Air Moves in by Mid-Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Sunday evening to everyone, hope your weekend has been a good one. An upper low that we have been tracking for over a week now is finally falling apart and will lift out of the region tonight and on Monday. It has brought humid and unsettled weather to the region,Continue reading “More Storms Expected for Monday, Hotter and Drier Air Moves in by Mid-Week”