Tropical Storm Claudette Set To Bring Rain To Portions Of Western North Carolina

Good Saturday Morning. Tropical Storm Claudette was designated at 0500 hrs this morning and is coming ashore just southwest of New Orleans. This disorganized Tropical Storm holds most of it’s heavy rainfall on the east side of the parent low pressure circulation. Locally, the area is under mostly clear skies. A thin layer of brokenContinue reading “Tropical Storm Claudette Set To Bring Rain To Portions Of Western North Carolina”

Severe Weather Threatens Our Area Again Today

Good Sunday Morning. We are still expecting some severe weather impacts today. Take note that the timeline has changed from yesterday’s. The timeline has moved up a few hours and we now expect impacts occuring first in the western foothills between 10am and Noon and then moving east from there. The ingredients for severe weatherContinue reading “Severe Weather Threatens Our Area Again Today”

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”

Severe Weather Risk Increasing Thursday Across The Carolinas.

A very moist and energetic airmass will move into the Carolina’s Thursday, bringing with it the chance of scattered damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. A major severe weather outbreak is looking more and more likely in Mississippi, Alabama, and parts of Tennessee Wednesday Night including strong tornadoes. Locally here across Western North Carolina the systemContinue reading “Severe Weather Risk Increasing Thursday Across The Carolinas.”

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”