Another decent rain-maker expected this weekend

Good Thursday afternoon, we are still monitoring a weather system that may bring some rainfall to the region by this weekend.


There are no weather worries for the rest of today or tomorrow but things begin to chance on Saturday as an upper disturbance will spawn an area of surface low pressure along the Gulf Coast late Saturday and into Sunday across the Southeast US including here in the Western Carolinas.


Any rainfall  that occurs is still very beneficial as the Western Carolinas are still classified in a drought as of today’s update. Sections of the Western Piedmont are still in a Moderate Drought, this would include the Charlotte Metro area. Meanwhile the Western 1/3rd of the state is classified as abnormally dry.



Clouds will increase on Saturday across the region and by Saturday night some moisture may be knocking on our back door. The moisture content looks heaviest on Sunday as there will be showers off and on pretty much the entire day. It won’t be a constant heavy rainfall but expect wet conditions at various points through the day and cloud cover will persist.




At this time we do not expect heavy rainfall totals to impact the region but it will be a solid enough event to help with the drought situation in keeping it from getting any worse.


The image shown below is storm total rainfall through 7 pm Sunday on the North American Model (NAM), ranging anywhere from .25 to .50 inch with locally higher amounts. Precipitation will be continuing beyond this point as well before everything clears out in time for Monday.




Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network