Early Winter-like Cold Pattern Upcoming For The Carolinas

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday morning to everyone, The significant rainfall associated with former Hurricane Nicole has left the United States and we are going to abruptly move on from tropical weather to a taste of winter. Your Saturday is going to feature one last relatively mild day as the cold air is stillContinue reading “Early Winter-like Cold Pattern Upcoming For The Carolinas”

Ian To Slowly Move North Into The Southeast This Weekend, Flooding Likely To Occur

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday morning to everyone, we continue to monitor Ian, which is now a major Hurricane crossing the Western tip of Cuba. Now that we are between 3-4 days out, it’s time to hone in on some details and how Ian could impact Western North Carolina. Here’s a look at theContinue reading “Ian To Slowly Move North Into The Southeast This Weekend, Flooding Likely To Occur”

Muggy and Unsettled Weather Continues, Clearing Expected Next Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday evening everyone, it has been a cloudy and soggy start to the weekend across the Western Carolinas due to an upper trough along the Gulf Coast and a persistent southeast fetch of moisture up against the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thankfully precipitation amounts have been within control over the pastContinue reading “Muggy and Unsettled Weather Continues, Clearing Expected Next Week”

Significant Rainfall Returns Late Friday Night, Flash Flooding Possible This Weekend

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Thursday afternoon to everyone, today is a nice day across the Western Carolinas with a mix of sun and clouds but over the next 24 hours things will begin to change quickly as the region is in the crosshairs of another heavy rain event. Global computer model guidance several daysContinue reading “Significant Rainfall Returns Late Friday Night, Flash Flooding Possible This Weekend”

Upslope Flow Decreases Tuesday/Wednesday, Confidence Increasing on Another Heavy Rain Threat Late Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Monday afternoon and Happy Labor Day to everyone. Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been very cooperative as we have seen a lot of clouds and rainfall across the region. Let’s break down what’s happening… A broad trough with deep southwest flow at 500 mb exists across the Southeast US, that alongContinue reading “Upslope Flow Decreases Tuesday/Wednesday, Confidence Increasing on Another Heavy Rain Threat Late Week”

Shower/Storm Chances Continue Next 48 Hours, Less Humid Air Arrives Midweek

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Sunday evening to everyone, lets take a look at the weather setup for the Western Carolinas as we go back to work and school on Monday. Looking at the water vapor image this evening you can see the Carolinas and all of the southeast are locked in southeast flow atContinue reading “Shower/Storm Chances Continue Next 48 Hours, Less Humid Air Arrives Midweek”

Does Relative Inactivity of the Hurricane Season Influence Future Weather

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley We had a follower of our weather pages recently send us a question about the lack of tropical activity so far in the Atlantic basin and if there is any correlation to the weather later in the year, namely as we get into the upcoming winter. Specifically, this person asked ifContinue reading “Does Relative Inactivity of the Hurricane Season Influence Future Weather”

Scattered to Numerous Thunderstorms Expected This Weekend

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Friday morning to everyone, the stagnant weather pattern that we have experienced this week begins to change a little bit starting today. The one constant is that we continue to have abundant tropical moisture across the Southeast US and it’s in no hurry to move out thanks in part toContinue reading “Scattered to Numerous Thunderstorms Expected This Weekend”

Heavy Rain Threat to Persist for Tennessee Valley/Southern Appalachians the Rest of This Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday evening, the synoptic weather pattern across the Eastern US is truly stuck in a rut. Which honestly for late July isn’t that big of an anomaly. The jet stream is at its furthest point north that you will see during the year. Of course as a result…. hot, humid,Continue reading “Heavy Rain Threat to Persist for Tennessee Valley/Southern Appalachians the Rest of This Week”

How Long Does the Heat Wave Last?

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Monday was a very hot and humid day across the Western North Carolina Foothills and Western Piedmont, as a heat wave is underway. Taking at look at the water vapor image late Monday night you can see the massive ridge that is centered across the Tennessee Valley and will eventually locateContinue reading “How Long Does the Heat Wave Last?”