We head to Spartanburg during a sensitive time for the community. Area newspeople Mike McCormick and Aaron Smeltzer were killed when reporting on the recent heavy rains in the area when a tree fell on the vehicle they were traveling in. Hopefully, the families and the area can find comfort and healing.
At 835PM, ET, Spartanburg was reporting a temperature of 72 degrees with thunderstorms. Tropical Storm Alberto now lies centered over western Tennessee, and a feeding band of showers and storms is draped right over Spartanburg, though there was clearing as near as the Greenville area.
Alberto is going to continue to track mostly northward, which will unfortunately leave the Carolina Upstate well within the intake track of the storm. A subtropical feature moving through the Plains will intercept Alberto around Michigan, but that will only work to enhance the moisture intake by Thursday evening. Expect rainy days and stormy nights for the next couple of days.
Wednesday – Scattered showers and storms, High 83, Low 71
Thursday – Scattered showers and storms, High 85, Low 70
TWC: Tomorrow – Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 80, Low 69
Thursday – Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 84, Low 68
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, a couple of showers and a heavy thunderstorm, mainly later; humid Higgh 80, Low 70
Thursday – Cloudy most of the time, a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later; humid High 83, Low 69
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy High 81, Low 71
Thursday – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy High 85, Low 70
WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 79, Low 71
Thursday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 82, Low 71
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with light showers likely. High 81, Low 71
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely, High 85, Low 70
FIO: Tomorrow – Rain until morning, starting again overnight. High 82, Low 68
Thursday – Light rain starting in the morning, continuing until afternoon. High 82, Low 66
The weather looks rainy and stormy, I’m sorry to report. The region is under a flash flood watch because of the persistent rain, Take a look at the radar, and you can see that band of rain directly over Spartanburg.