RAIN GEAR ALERT: A Wet Wednesday On Tap

Widespread rain with isolated thunderstorms take over Wednesday

Our next weather system is a strong area of low pressure that is currently over the northern Gulf Coast. As this low tracks to our south, it will increase rain chances from late Tuesday (mainly south) through early Thursday morning – meaning a Wednesday is on tap.

Rain coverage and intensity will pick up Wednesday afternoon with isolated thunderstorms possible at any time. While we are not expecting any severe weather Wednesday – isolated strong winds and even some small hail is possible. A marginal risk (level 1 out of 5) is in place southeast of I-85 for Thursday morning. The risk for severe weather is low, but not zero. Like Wednesday, the greatest threat will be isolated strong winds, small hail and localized flooding.

Severe Threat Map

Hrrr Extended Temps And Precip

The majority of the WCCB Charlotte area will pick up 1-2” of rain with 2”+ possible. With already saturated ground, it is possible we see localized flooding. Remember: “Turn around, don’t drown”.

Graf Longer Range Rainfall Totals

Showers will linger into Thursday morning, but we will quickly dry out. Peaks of sun expected through the Saint Patrick’s Day with high temperatures topping out in the low 70s.

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