Yesterday at around 6:15 pm EDT a series of small showers rapidly developed in central and northern York Co. These showers weren’t severe and other than the dangerous cloud to ground lightning they started to produce, they were frankly very tame little thunder showers. Yet they managed to produce an odd type of funnel cloud.
Maybe 4 days in a row with perfect weather was just too much to ask for. Now the rain is moving back in and it’s really going to be a soaker Saturday. As ugly as it will be at times Saturday the cool wet weather, for the most part, should save us from severe storms. That is until late in the day as a warm front tries to move north. Read more
We aren’t going to see a repeat of the widespread flooding rains from Sunday. In fact, we might only see a 40% chance of isolated storms at best. What we will lack in coverage of storms and rain we will make up for with strength. Read more
Rain is on the way that’s for sure but we also may be dealing with more than just rain late Sunday and again on Monday. There is a real threat for some strong to severe storms late Sunday and Monday. A strong upper low and frontal system will be heading our way Sunday morning with pockets of very heavy rain. Read more
What a difference a few years can make.. This week is the 4 year anniversary of the tornado outbreak of April 16th, 2011 in the Carolinas. Which was the biggest in the states history. That was just one of many severe weather events back in April 2011. We had 2 tornado outbreaks a derecho and a baseball size hail event all within in about a 3 week period that April. Read more
A strong cold front will be moving into the Carolina Friday afternoon. There will be plenty of moisture and heat for this front to feed off of. The only really question is how much of the strong dynamics will be left for severe storms. Read more
Most people are wishing for a white Christmas, but that’s not happening in 2014. What is more of a concern is the strong storm potential for Christmas eve. Though it would appear most of the western Carolinas might escape this threat thanks to cool damp air around here, but it’s going to be a close call. Read more
A large complex of thunderstorms will develop today across the Ohio valley. The complex will make a run at the Carolinas late tonight and early Thursday morning. The real question is will it weaken as it moves in or will it hold together long enough to produce damaging winds?
Yesterday Mecklenburg County had the 1st tornado warnings issued in the county since September 2011. It also ended up with the 1st confirmed tornado since March of 2012 when a un warned tornado touched down in the Reedy Creek Neighborhood. Read more
The set-up for Thursday is more and more looking like a high threat of strong storms along with flash flooding. The severe threat is conditional on how much instability we will see or heating. The Flood threat seems to be much more likely at this point. Read more