CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Wet, windy, and warm conditions are expected today across the Carolinas as a storm system swings through the region. Thankfully, number one on that list will wrap up by lunchtime Sunday. Rain will continue off and on this morning with a few storms, but nothing severe.
Showers will wrap up in time for the Panthers to kick off at 1 p.m. against the Broncos. Keep the rain gear handy for tailgating, but you can leave it in your car to make the trek to Bank of America Stadium!
Although the rain wraps up this afternoon, the same is not true for the gusty winds. Winds become breezy in the morning with gusts near 25 mph, but the highest winds will peak near 35 mph Sunday afternoon. If you've already put up Christmas decorations, make sure everything is tied down well.
Last on the list, but certainly not least, is how mild our temperatures will be today. Highs will reach the low-mid 70s across the piedmont with sunshine this afternoon. Even overnight into Monday, lows will be pleasant in the mid-40s.
Our "picks of the week" are the last few days of November! Both Monday and Tuesday will feature sunshine, a few clouds, and temperatures near average. Highs in the low-mid 60s with lows in the mid 40s and upper 30s.
However, our next rainmaker arrives by Wednesday. This will be different than Sunday due to more clouds and showers overspreading much of the day. Before this cold front, drier air and cooler temperatures will return. Friday morning is our coldest night in the upper 20s!
The United States drought monitor released on November 23rd saw no change from last week. 66% of North Carolina is under drier-than-normal conditions with 38% of South Carolina the same.
Moderate drought totals (level 1) remain 16% for NC and 17% for SC with less than 3% of both states under severe drought (level 2).
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