Strong Storms Stroll into Halloween

Strong-to-severe storms will likely impact your Halloween afternoon and evening.

 

A warm, comfy, and dry hiatus briefly set up shop after our fourth-straight rainy weekend, but rain chances settle in again for the time being. Widespread rain, heavy at times, will continue throughout the evening before tapering off slightly overnight. That being said, clouds and light-to-moderate showers continue through Halloween morning. Despite the increased cloud cover, temperatures could top out around 80° for what should be the final time this year in-and-around the Charlotte area, thanks to strong southerly winds coming up from the Gulf. These warm, moisture-laden winds will provide plenty of instability and fuel for an incoming cold front, which will likely bring strong-to-severe storms to the WCCB Charlotte viewing area.

For your Halloween afternoon, isolated storms in front of the main line could produce damaging hail and possibly an isolated tornado or two. The main line, which should arrive in the early evening, will likely contain damaging winds and torrential rainfall. It should also be noted that much colder air settles in behind the front, which could crash temperatures into the 30s in the Piedmont overnight into Friday. The mountains will likely see the 20s and could even see some snow showers late Thursday night into early Friday morning.

Tonight: Clouds remain. Light showers continue. Low: 68°. Wind: S 5-15.

Halloween: Mostly cloudy early, then PM storms. Some storms will be severe. High: 80°. Wind: SW 15-25. Gusts: 30-40.

Thursday Night: Showers and storms taper off overnight. Much colder. Low: 37°. Wind: NW 10-15.

Friday: Sunny and cool. High: 58°. Wind: N 5-10.