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  • Tropical Update: Invest 93L

    Tropical Update: Invest 93L

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:09:31 GMT
    We are continuing to keep an eye on an area of low pressure located in the southern Atlantic, showing signs of potentially developing into a tropical depression in the days ahead. There is currently aMore >>
    We are continuing to keep an eye on an area of low pressure located in the southern Atlantic, showing signs of potentially developing into a tropical depression in the days ahead. There is currently aMore >>
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    What a cool-down!

    What a cool-down!

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:53:21 GMT
    A strong cold front has passed through today, and you probably felt the gusty winds behind the front this afternoon.  The cold front brought multiple tornado warnings through Tennessee, as well as 1 tornadoMore >>
    A strong cold front has passed through today, and you probably felt the gusty winds behind the front this afternoon.  The cold front brought multiple tornado warnings through Tennessee, as well as 1 tornadoMore >>
  • Sunshine in the wake of the storms

    Sunshine in the wake of the storms

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:24:10 GMT
    It's back to high pressure and sunny weather for the next few days in the wake of Sunday night's storms.  Many areas are still dealing with power outages, but with drier weather in place, crews shouldMore >>
    It's back to high pressure and sunny weather for the next few days in the wake of Sunday night's storms.  Many areas are still dealing with power outages, but with drier weather in place, crews shouldMore >>
  • Early clouds give way to sunny, warm weather

    Early clouds give way to sunny, warm weather

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:36:07 GMT
    Patchy fog and thick clouds this morning have quickly moved out of our area.  High pressure is setting in in the wake of Thursday's showers and storms, and that will help to build in the sunshine overMore >>
    Patchy fog and thick clouds this morning have quickly moved out of our area.  High pressure is setting in in the wake of Thursday's showers and storms, and that will help to build in the sunshine overMore >>
  • Cooling pattern in store for Eastern US

    Cooling pattern in store for Eastern US

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:26:57 GMT
    It looks as if we will be entering a bit of a cooling pattern in the week ahead. The Climate Prediction Centers 6 to ten day outlook has much of the eastern United States likely to see below normal temperaturesMore >>
    It looks as if we will be entering a bit of a cooling pattern in the week ahead. The Climate Prediction Centers 6 to ten day outlook has much of the eastern United States likely to see below normal temperaturesMore >>
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    Storms Thursday, pleasant changes ahead!

    Storms Thursday, pleasant changes ahead!

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:12:03 GMT
    It looks like we may be rewarded after dealing with a few rainy days this past weekend and early this week!  Sunshine and the promise of some slightly cooler temps down the road are making this meteorologistMore >>
    It looks like we may be rewarded after dealing with a few rainy days this past weekend and early this week!  Sunshine and the promise of some slightly cooler temps down the road are making this meteorologistMore >>
  • Dreary start to Tuesday

    Dreary start to Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:35:46 GMT
    On & off rain under mostly cloudy skies today, with isolated thunderstorms mixed in. Highs reach the low to mid-80s area-wide. Rain and a few storms continue overnight with lows in the 60s to near 70.More >>
    On & off rain under mostly cloudy skies today, with isolated thunderstorms mixed in. Highs reach the low to mid-80s area-wide. Rain and a few storms continue overnight with lows in the 60s to near 70.More >>
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    Rain totals and what's ahead

    Rain totals and what's ahead

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:38:14 GMT
    Today may have had you saying "Seriously?!" as the heavy rain fell and fell in many spots.  This is on top of what we saw over the weekend, which adds up to 3+ inches of rain total.  Just today, we sawMore >>
    Today may have had you saying "Seriously?!" as the heavy rain fell and fell in many spots.  This is on top of what we saw over the weekend, which adds up to 3+ inches of rain total.  Just today, we sawMore >>
  • Quick check on the Tropics

    Quick check on the Tropics

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:31:01 GMT
    We are looking at the Atlantic once again today as there is a disturbance over the eastern Atlantic that has caught our attention. A broad area of low pressure associated with a Tropical wave has an unorganizedMore >>
    We are looking at the Atlantic once again today as there is a disturbance over the eastern Atlantic that has caught our attention. A broad area of low pressure associated with a Tropical wave has an unorganizedMore >>
  • Rain arrives in time for the weekend

    Rain arrives in time for the weekend

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:10:25 GMT
    Total rainfall potential by midday SaturdayTotal rainfall potential by midday Saturday
    Ahead of a warm front that is expected to move into our region late this weekend, expect to see increasing clouds.  A few morning showers are possible today, with a greater possibility of afternoon rainMore >>
    Ahead of a warm front that is expected to move into our region late this weekend, expect to see increasing clouds.  A few morning showers are possible today, with a greater possibility of afternoon rainMore >>
  • Temperatures dip during the hottest week of the year

    Temperatures dip during the hottest week of the year

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:04:08 GMT
    Mid-July is statistically the hottest time of the year, seeing normal highs in the lower 90s across the Upstate and in the mid-80s for western North Carolina. Temperatures on Wednesday topped out aboutMore >>
    Mid-July is statistically the hottest time of the year, seeing normal highs in the lower 90s across the Upstate and in the mid-80s for western North Carolina. Temperatures on Wednesday topped out aboutMore >>
  • Feeling good, but not for long!

    Feeling good, but not for long!

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:05:42 GMT
    From Darren in EasleyFrom Darren in Easley
    More of the beautiful weather we experienced on Wednesday is coming for Thursday.  In fact, Thursday morning will be refreshingly cool area-wide.  We could break a record in western North Carolina whereMore >>
    More of the beautiful weather we experienced on Wednesday is coming for Thursday.  In fact, Thursday morning will be refreshingly cool area-wide.  We could break a record in western North Carolina whereMore >>
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    A summer Polar Vortex?

    A summer Polar Vortex?

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:31:20 GMT
    Thunderstorms will roll through tomorrow, then much cooler air arrives.  It won't be "cool" necessarily, but it will feel really nice.  Highs will only warm into the mid 80s for the Upstate by WednesdayMore >>
    Thunderstorms will roll through tomorrow, then much cooler air arrives.  It won't be "cool" necessarily, but it will feel really nice.  Highs will only warm into the mid 80s for the Upstate by WednesdayMore >>
  • A few showers to start the week

    A few showers to start the week

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-14 14:05:14 GMT
    It's expected to be a gorgeous day, with only a slight chance for passing showers and a pop up storm.  Currently, our area sits in a region just ahead of a cold front, where the wind is pushing heat &More >>
    It's expected to be a gorgeous day, with only a slight chance for passing showers and a pop up storm.  Currently, our area sits in a region just ahead of a cold front, where the wind is pushing heat &More >>
  • Below Normal Temps, above normal Precipitation

    Below Normal Temps, above normal Precipitation

    Sunday, July 13 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-07-14 00:47:45 GMT
    The Climate Prediction Centers six to 10 day outlook has the western Carolinas in an area that is likely to see below normal temperatures with above normal rainfall in the extended forecast. Through the monthMore >>
    The Climate Prediction Centers six to 10 day outlook has the western Carolinas in an area that is likely to see below normal temperatures with above normal rainfall in the extended forecast. Through the monthMore >>
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    Friday July 11th: Supermoon

    Friday July 11th: Supermoon

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:35:24 GMT
    Friday night we'll see an astronomical phenomena called a Supermoon. This occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest pass over the earth. Because the moon has an elliptical orbit, it variesMore >>
    Friday night we'll see an astronomical phenomena called a Supermoon. This occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest pass over the earth. Because the moon has an elliptical orbit, it variesMore >>
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    Temperatures level off, Rain chances continue

    Temperatures level off, Rain chances continue

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:01:29 GMT
    In the days ahead we will see temperatures level off in the upper 80s and lower 90s in the Upstate. For western North Carolina, we will remain in the mid-80s. These temperatures are right around normalMore >>
    In the days ahead we will see temperatures level off in the upper 80s and lower 90s in the Upstate. For western North Carolina, we will remain in the mid-80s. These temperatures are right around normalMore >>
  • Mostly sunny with a chance for storms

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:44:33 GMT
    It's expected to be a mostly sunny day with highs in the low 90s for the Upstate and upper 80s in the mountains. Isolated storms will pop-up during the afternoon, especially across Western NC. Tonight,More >>
    It's expected to be a mostly sunny day with highs in the low 90s for the Upstate and upper 80s in the mountains. Isolated storms will pop-up during the afternoon, especially across Western NC. Tonight,More >>
  • Heat and storms crank up!

    Heat and storms crank up!

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-08 02:06:21 GMT
    Storms will become more likely across our area as humidity increases and a front approaches!  The best chance of rain comes Wednesday into Thursday as the cold front will be right over us.  (see attachedMore >>
    Storms will become more likely across our area as humidity increases and a front approaches!  The best chance of rain comes Wednesday into Thursday as the cold front will be right over us.  (see attachedMore >>
  • Independence Day Weekend Forecast

    Independence Day Weekend Forecast

    Friday, July 4 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-04 14:05:53 GMT
    Expect sunny skies today, with highs reaching the upper 80s Upstate, and low 80s in the mountains. A strong breeziness throughout the day should become lighter in the evening, allowing for great fireworksMore >>
    Expect sunny skies today, with highs reaching the upper 80s Upstate, and low 80s in the mountains. A strong breeziness throughout the day should become lighter in the evening, allowing for great fireworksMore >>
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    Hurricane Arthur landfall likely late tonight

    Hurricane Arthur possible landfall late tonight

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-04 01:30:37 GMT
    Hurricane Arthur is poised to make landfall near the Outer Banks late tonight into Friday morning.  It is expected to increase in intensity by then to a Category 2 storm, packing 100+ mph winds sustained.More >>
    Hurricane Arthur is poised to make landfall near the Outer Banks late tonight into Friday morning.  It is expected to increase in intensity by then to a Category 2 storm, packing 100+ mph winds sustained.More >>
  • Hurricane Arthur moves in, out before the holiday

    Hurricane Arthur moves in, out before the holiday

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-03 14:54:12 GMT
    Tropical Storm Arthur is now Hurricane Arthur, sitting at a category 1 with sustained winds of 80mph.  The storm is currently moving NNE at 9mph, slowly up the South Carolina coastline.  There are TropicalMore >>
    Tropical Storm Arthur is now Hurricane Arthur, sitting at a category 1 with sustained winds of 80mph.  The storm is currently moving NNE at 9mph, slowly up the South Carolina coastline.  There are TropicalMore >>
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