I wrote this blog a few days after the historic tornado outbreak in North Carolina on April 16th, 2011. This ended up being the largest tornado outbreak in state history. 30 confirmed tornadoes occurred in North Carolina on 16 April 2011, the greatest one-day total for North Carolina on record. Read more
Our winter storm is taking shape to the south while cold dry air at the surface moves in from the northeast. The set-up is there for some areas of ice, especially north of Charlotte along I-40 where we could see a prolong period of freezing rain later tonight. Read more
A large a very powerful storm system will be moving towards the Carolinas this weekend. This storm is already forming over Texas today and will intensify over the Gulf Coast late tonight. Then it will move over the Carolinas and off the North Carolina coast during the evening on Sunday. Saturday will be just fine around the Charlotte area until late in the day when clouds will start to increase. Saturday night rain will spread across the region from the south and west. Some of this rain will be heavy at times especially Sunday morning. We could pick up between 1-2” of rainfall in some locations by Sunday afternoon.
Here’s the latest on the new model runs for Irene. Good news is the shift east is slowly continuing, the bad news is the Outer Banks are still in the track. Remember I have automatic updates on my tracking page here on wxbrad.com. Everything updates automatically over there. I’ll keep posted video updates or blog posts as things change. Also continual coverage on WCNC-TV and wcnc.com
This mornings visible image of the eye of Irene.
Model Tracks Official track at 8am