Continuous downpours will blanket much of the WBTV viewing area through the day. The heavy rainfall comes to Carolinas as the remnants of Sally move northeast across Georgia today and South Carolina tonight.
Today’s weather will be calm, quiet and comfortable with low humidity levels holding on. High temperatures in the upper 70s are forecast as clouds gradually increase. Still, rain chances will remain near zero during the daylight hours.
Today is a First Alert Day, with the risk for showers and thunderstorms possible throughout the day. Heavy downpours are possible, which could lead to localized flooding issues, along with the chance for a few strong to severe storms.
The remnants of Laura are forecast to trek through Kentucky and Virginia Friday into Saturday, and it is possible we in the WBTV viewing area could get some gusty winds with an elevated rain risk late Friday into Saturday.
As our humidity level stays in the tropical zone our rain chances will remain high today. Much like last week, numerous rounds of showers and storms are likely through this evening, and so localized flash flooding is a concern again.
As of Tuesday morning, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti as Potential Tropical Nine inches closer to their island’s coast, according the National Hurricane Center.
For the third day in a row, a Heat Advisory is in effect from noon through 8 p.m. for Mecklenburg County and surrounding counties across the Piedmont. As high temperatures soar to the mid 90s, heat indices will quickly climb to or pass 105° making for another sultry, summer day.
Today will be hot and muggy, with high temperatures around 90 degrees for the piedmont, and around 80 degrees for the NC mountains. The heat index, or “feels like” temperature, will approach the upper 90s today.
With a front stationed back to our west and a tap of tropical moisture streaming our way from the Gulf of Mexico high humidity levels will lead to more downpours today though the risk for severe weather late in the day appears to be a little higher today.
Some of these storm cells could potentially produce abundant of lightning, gusty winds and hail up to an inch in diameter as they trek west to east across the WBTV viewing area into the early evening hours.
Heavy tropical downpours and intermittent gusts will spread across the WBTV viewing this evening and into early Thursday morning, with the highest rainfall amounts mainly favoring communities east of the I-77 corridor as the center of the storm moves over Central North Carolinas.
n upper-level storm system – essentially cut off from the rest of the atmospheric weather players – is lumbering over Tennessee today and will only gradually pull away from us as we move into the late-week period.
An upper-level storm system – essentially cut off from the rest of the atmospheric weather players – will lumber across the region through at least the late-week period keeping clouds in the sky and rain falling.
In its first tropical weather outlook of the year, the National Hurricane Center announced Tuesday it is closely watching a storm system that could become more organized as it parallels the East Coast.