The rain is just plain having a hard time getting to the Charlotte area. The only thing to fall so far has been drizzle. It might take till this afternoon for more of the rain to reach the piedmont and we may have to wait for the second front tomorrow. This one could bring strong thunderstorms as well if enough warm air surges northward. In the mean time keep the umbrella around because there is still some descent rain out there!
It sure is taking long enough, but rain will eventually arrive here in the Carolinas tonight. Dry air at the surface is hard to overcome but the high level clouds are the sign that things are getting more moist with time. These clouds will thicken throughout the day and by tonight rain will arrive. Temperature remain cool and hold steady through the night, before the heavy rain arrives tomorrow. The question is how much rain are we talking about? IF things work out a good soaking and more drought relief are on the way!!!
On a side note my Winter 2008-2009 forecast for the southeast will be out Tomorrow night. Right here in my weather world blog!
Working on posting a few things every week. The first will be my two very short weather articles that I write for the Charlotte Observer every week that appear in the weathers section of the paper. These are short and only about 150 words, so I hope to use my blog to expand on those articles each week.
I also am excited that I will post my Winter 2008-2009 forecast for the southeast right here this week. It is geared towards the snow and cold lovers in all of us. I forecast weekly during the ski season here in the southeast for http://www.skinc.com/http://www.skisoutheast.com/ be sure to check out the best ski web site on the east coast.