Widespread Rain and Isolated Storms Roll In Tuesday PM

Discussion:
For the third week in a row it is possible the Carolinas will see strong storms. Unlike the last two weeks, there are two waves to watch this week. Wave 1 comes on Tuesday with wave 2 arriving late Wednesday into early Thursday. Heavy rain and localized flooding will be the primary threat on Tuesday. Damaging wind and isolated tornadoes will be the primary threats with wave 2 that will roll through late Wednesday into early Thursday.

Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with low temperatures near 50 degrees.

Tuesday – WAVE 1: Partly sunny with PM widespread rain and isolated storms. The severe weather threat is higher the farther south you go with the highest risk across Alabama, Georgia and across southern South Carolina. The risk across the WCCB Charlotte area is marginal (level 1 out of 5) south of I-85… the risk is low, but damaging wind, isolated tornadoes and hail are all possible. Heavy rain could lead to localized flooding.

Wednesday – WAVE 2 PM: Mostly sunny with high temperatures near 80 degrees. A cold front will approach from the west in the evening which will bring the potential for isolated severe storms to the region. As of Monday afternoon, there is a slight risk (level 2 of 5) late Wednesday into early Thursday morning. While this timing can shift, timing is key. The primary threat with wave 2 will be isolated storms capable of producing damaging wind and isolated tornadoes.

Thursday: AM showers with very early AM strong storms (depends on timing of the cold front). Decreasing clouds with high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

Friday: Sunny skies with high temperatures in the mid 60s.

Have a great week!

Kaitlin