A cooler and wetter pattern is underway as a front stalls nearby along with tropical moisture through midweek. Localized flooding will be a threat for the region.
WCNC Staff, Brad Panovich, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs, Larry Sprinkle
12:41 PM EST March 6, 2019
12:05 AM EDT August 16, 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rainy Pattern Ensues
Showers and storms will continue throughout the entire week. Expect rain chances everyday this week along with afternoon highs in the mid-80s.
Watch for pockets of heavy rain. which may potentially lead to areas of localized flooding as tropical moisture pumps into the area between now and midweek. By the end of the week, 4 – 8 inches of rain are possible for the mountains and the foothills. 2 – 4 inches with localized higher amounts. Most of the South Carolina Piedmont and the Sandhills will see closer to 1 – 3 inches.
The remnants of Fred is on track to make it’s closest approach to Charlotte and surrounding areas of Tuesday. The forecast rainfall will likely come in waves beginning on Monday evening and throughout the day Tuesday and Wednesday. The risk of flash flooding will increase, especially in low-lying areas and portions of the western North Carolina foothills and mountains, where the risk of mudslides exists.
Late this week, high pressure returns with a shift back to warmer air and typical afternoon scattered showers and storms. Highs will go from the low 80s to near 90° next weekend.
Fred re-developed into a tropical storm early Sunday. Maximum sustained wind is now at 50 mph with gusts near 65 mph, which is indication of intensification from the previous advisory. The center is located about 200 miles south of Panama City, Florida.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Florida Panhandle from Navarre to the Wakulla/Jefferson County line.
Landfall is expected across the northern Gulf Coast by Monday night along the western Florida Panhandle.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic:
Grace downgraded to a tropical depression after briefly forming into a tropical storm. The disorganized system has maximum sustained wind of 35 mph with gusts near 45 mph.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in place for Dominican Republic and Haiti. The latest track from the NHC has Grace entering the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday. The updated track now leans further south of Florida. Grace could re-develop into a tropical storm by midweek. There’s still a lot of time to watch this system.
Tropical Storm Henri is likely to form Monday near Bermuda. The forecast track is included below.