Over the past 45 days in Charlotte, we have seen a total of just 0.05″ of rainfall. In there we had the 4th longest dry streak in 138 years. Well, it finally looks like next week the pattern will start to change. The jetstream starts to become much more active with deeper troughs moving into the Southeast.
These dips in the jetstream mean storms will track across the Southeast. More importantly, it looks like the Gulf Of Mexico will be opening up to some moisture coming north. The Gulf has been closed for months to moisture moving in our direction, except for Matthew. Most of this Autumn we have had dry cold front after dry cold front. Next week there are signs that this will change to a wetter pattern with possibly multiple storms bringing good rain chances.
The 1st more significant chances will be early to mid week next week, mainly Wednesday.
The good news is there looks to be more chances of rain in this pattern. Another storm system is slated for the 1st weekend of December. The chances of seeing 2″ of rain in the drought-stricken areas of the Southeast are increasing.