While no single day ahead looks like a washout, sporadic heavy rain could be an issue for the Foothills and High Country.
After a dry start to fall, rain totals have been piling up west of the Metro as a slow-moving area of low pressure trudges through the South. While the rain has largely been hit-or-miss in nature, expect more widespread chances to arrive for the second half of the week. Rain totals should largely end up between 1-2″ across the board through Saturday, but localized totals in the Foothills and High Country could reach close to 4″. Rain chances are also higher the farther west one goes in the WCCB Charlotte viewing area. The rain should largely clear out by the second half of the weekend, as sunshine and warmer temperatures greet us in the heart of October.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring the potential for a weak low-pressure system to develop just off the Carolina coast. While it only has a 20% chance of development over the next five days, we’ll need to watch closely for rip currents and gusty storms near the bear this weekend. The next, and final, name on the primary 2021 list is Wanda.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers west. Low: 69º. Wind: NE 5-10.
Thursday: Rain, heavy at times. High: 75°. Wind: NE 5-10.
Thursday Night: Clouds remain. Off-and-on showers. Low: 67°. Wind: NE 5-10.
Friday: Another cloudy day. Rain, mainly west. High: 77°. Wind: NE 5-10.