There is no shortage of large metro areas in the state of North Carolina. Tere isn’t a mega city like say, New York or Los Angeles, but the population of the Tar Heel State is deceptively high. Greensboro, for example, is the 3rd largest city in North Carolina, and has nearly 300k as a population. Did you realize that? That’s bigger than Buffalo, and would make it the biggest city in Alabama. I personally think that’s crazy. Ok, let’s tackle a forecast.
At 453PM,ET, Greensboro was reporting mostly cloudy skies with a temperature of 54. The region, seeing a few clouds, was a bit coolr than points to the south and east, but a light south wind suggested that warm air was on it’s way, and the clouds weren’t the primary issue. A deep trough over the Great Lakes is dredging a lot of warm moist air from the Gulf and Gulf Stream, so while things may not be completely active at this moment, it seems like that will change.
Shower activity will inevitably lift through North Carolina overnight as a near surface perturbation starts tapping into moisture in the southeastern US closer to sunrise. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely in the Tennessee Valley, as a warm front continues to lift north through Greensboro. The moisture rich disturbance will quickly be folded into the broader cold front associated with the Great Lakes trough, but the heavy rain and thunderstorm activity will stall in the Appalachians. Instead, through most of the day on Sunday, a diffuse boundary will wade deeper into the state, and mean that things will be dreary and rain to end the weekend.
Tomorrow – Isolated showers, especially in the morning, High 62, Low 45
Sunday – Overcast with some showers throughout the day, High 68, Low 57
TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy with periods of rain. High 57, Low 43
Sunday – Cloudy with rain in the morning…then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 67, Low 56
AW: Tomorrow – Occasional rain and drizzle High 61, Low 44
Sunday – Cloudy and breezy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm High 69, Low 58
NWS: Tomorrow – Rain likely before 11am, then showers likely after 11am. Cloudy, High 55, Low 43
Sunday – Rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High 68, Low 54
WB: Tomorrow – Rain likely in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon, High 58, Low 44
Sunday – Rain, High 67, Low 57
WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with light rain likely, High 55, Low 44
Sunday – Cloudy with light rain, High 68, Low 54
FIO: Tomorrow – Rain in the morning and evening. High 64, Low 46
Sundaty – Breezy until afternoon and rain starting overnight. High 69, low 64
What a refreshing change, seeing temperatures in the 60s! And the forecast is all rain, no snow! Spring is coming. Here is the evening radar, showing some rain filtering into coastal Carolina.