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”

Blocking Pattern to Emerge over Next Seven Days…

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday evening to everyone, hope your weekend is off to an enjoyable start. Yesterdays severe weather maker has passed our region and has left the Western Carolinas in a more stable regime. As you can see we are on the back side of the upper low which means cooler, drierContinue reading “Blocking Pattern to Emerge over Next Seven Days…”

Severe Weather Expected This Afternoon and Evening…

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Friday morning to everyone across the region, today has the potential to be a very active day in terms of severe weather across a large portion of the Southeast US due to a dynamic storm system. The 0z model suite has rolled in and has resulted in some changes toContinue reading “Severe Weather Expected This Afternoon and Evening…”

Severe Weather Possible Friday Across Western Carolinas

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Thursday morning to everyone, today will be a brief respite from thunderstorm activity as some cooler and less humid air has moved in. That will be temporary as moisture will surge back north ahead of the system current over the Plains. This system will slowly intensify aloft on Friday andContinue reading “Severe Weather Possible Friday Across Western Carolinas”