Al started his forecasting career in radio at Accu-Weather in Pennsylvania and remained there for four years as a broadcast meteorologist. He began his television career at Wilmington, NC's WECT in 1989, as a Meteorologist/Environmental Reporter. After a two year stint at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, FL and a year a WTVJ in Miami, Fl, Al returned to the Carolinas and WBTV in April of 1993. Al holds the AMS TV Seal of Approval and received an Emmy for Best Weathercast in 1997.
We’ll start off quietly enough today, with plenty of sunshine to go around and a quick warm-up in the forecast. Afternoon readings will jump back into the lower 90s again this afternoon, but the heat index will push the middle 90s along and south / east of I-85.
Following last night’s storms, we’ll dry out slightly today with storm chances become a bit more isolated. Sunshine will dominate today and for the first time in five days, we should push 90° around Charlotte this afternoon.
After a beautiful stretch of unseasonably low humidity and abundant sunshine, changes are now underway. Looking at today, the humidity picks up a bit, and with that and a frontal system approaching from the west, storm chances increase a little bit (50% mountains, 30% Piedmont).
Today will look and feel a lot like Monday….mostly sunny and hot, but not too humid. Afternoon readings will rise into the lower 90s for the third straight day and rain chances remain low, though there is a 30-40% chance for a thunderstorm in the mountains.
Today will be day eight of our current heatwave with highs expected to jump back into the mid 90s again this afternoon. In fact, today will be day 19 of the past 21 with a high temperature of at least 90° in Charlotte.
Today will be day seven of our current heatwave with highs expected to jump back into the mid 90s again this afternoon. In fact, today will be day 18 of the past 20 with a high temperature of at least 90° in Charlotte.
Today will be hot and humid again with afternoon readings back up close to 90°, pretty much on target for July. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms – some on the strong side - will be along and south of I-40 through the Piedmont as a slow-moving front pushes south.
The beat goes on….it will be hot and very humid again today with afternoon readings topping out in the low to mid 90s with a 40% chance for a late day storm as a weak front backs our way from Virginia.
As we rolled through the Memorial Day holiday weekend and closed out May, we endured a brutal eight-day heat wave, our first of the season. And now that Summer is actually underway, we’re gearing up for another one as we head toward the 4th of July.
Highs will run close to 90° this afternoon and we’ll stay there for the rest of the week. Rain chances will also stay low, but there may be one or two spotty storms over the mountains and Sandhills late today.
The next couple of days will bring pretty typical summer weather to the WBTV viewing area. Sunshine will mix with occasional clouds, as high temperatures hover around 90° with no more than a 10% chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.
The next three days will bring pretty typical summer weather to the WBTV viewing area. Sunshine will dominate, high temperatures will hover around 90° with no more than a 10% chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.
This first full week of Summer is shaping up to be pretty typical in terms of weather: hot, humid and just a slight chance for a daily thundershower. Again, just about what you’d expect for the last week of June.
Following last night’s storm, we’re starting off with a lot of low clouds across the WBTV News area, but they will break to allow for some sunshine today with afternoon readings rebounding to the mid 80s.
Summer arrives at 11:34am today and the weather we’ve ordered up for its arrival looks fantastic! There’s plenty of sunshine in the forecast today with seasonal afternoon readings in the upper 80s, but with much lower humidity levels, rain chances are near zero.
Following last night’s storms, we’re starting off in the muggy 70s again this morning under mostly cloudy skies. Those clouds and more thunderstorms will likely keep a lid on our temperatures today, topping out in the mid to upper 80s, which again, is right on target for this time of the year.
Following last night’s storms, we’re starting off in the muggy 70s this morning under mostly cloudy skies. Those clouds and more thunderstorms will likely keep a lid on our temperatures today, topping out in the mid to upper 80s, which again, is right on target for this time of the year.