Midweek Weather Briefing: Are We going to break this rainy pattern?

Good Wednesday morning, we’re at the mid-week point and the weather continues to provide plenty of action across the Western Carolinas.

 

Over the past 48 hours the region has been soaked by heavy and at times excessive rainfall. Amounts ranged from 2-4 inches with localized spots of nearly 6 inches of rain along the Blue Ridge escarpment. Those amounts yielded some flooding, mainly in the Foothills but high water levels also were reached in a few Western Piedmont spots at well. The Upper Catawba River Basin in Burke and McDowell Counties were especially hit hard and water levels along the Catawba River will remain elevated through the short term affecting areas such as Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss and Oxford Dam.

 

 

Early this morning a few areas of light rain and drizzle remains but later today we may all see a little sunshine, hopefully to dry things out a bit. A hint of sun will also spike temperatures up into the 70’s by this afternoon…


 Model Projected Temperatures: Today 3 pm

Model Projected Temperatures: Today 3 pm

 

 

With a humid airmass remaining don’t expect a huge drop off in temps tonight, lows will average in the lower 50’s region-wide. On Thursday our next storm system will impact the region by late afternoon. This will bring another round of rain showers for Thursday evening and lingering into the overnight hours.

Rainfall amounts through Thursday night may average near a half-inch area wide…needless to say not a very big rainmaker compared to what we have just experienced…


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Once that departs late Thursday night we look to be set for a nice weekend with sunshine and temps well up into the 70’s.

 

Have a great day!

Daniel Crawley: @SoApps1979

Foothills Weather Network: @FHWxN