Rain with Possible Strong Storms on Wednesday
Stay WeatherWise Through the Day Tomorrow
Flash Flood Watch in effect for portions of the western Foothills and southwestern NC Mountains through Wednesday evening. As of 5 PM Tuesday, this does not include the WCCB area.
Rain increases ahead of an approaching cold front as we head through the day Wednesday with most neighborhoods picking up around an inch of rain – some picking up 2-3 inches will be possible. Grounds are already saturated from recent rainfall and some river levels are above normal pool, therefore, localized flooding and rising rivers could be an issue. Storm Prediction Center has put the WCCB area under a Marginal Risk (level 1/5) Wednesday afternoon into early evening. Damaging wind, hail, and a tornado are all possible, but the threat is low – just not zero. The front will roll through Wednesday evening from west to east which will drop temperatures through the second half of the week. Expect high temperatures on Thursday and Friday to only top out in the low 50s across the Piedmont with overnight lows both Thursday and Friday at or below freezing (cover your plants!). High temperatures will likely stay in the 30s to near 40s across the High Country Thursday and Friday with lows in the teens – 20s. With temperatures dropping in wake of the front Wednesday evening into Thursday, a few flurries are possible through Thursday across the Mountains.
An area of high pressure builds in late this week through next week which will bring plenty of sunshine to the region and highs back to the mid 70s next week.
Wednesday: Showers. Heavy at times. Isolated strong storms. High: 73.
Wednesday PM: Showers. Low: 43.
Thursday: High Country flurries. Mostly sunny, cold, and breezy. High: 52.
Stay dry and warm this week!