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Wet weekend: How it affects your plans

An ideal pattern for pulses of widespread rain sets up for Saturday and scattered rain for Sunday. It won't be a washout but could hinder outdoor plans.
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Weekend Set Up

More moisture will be pushing in from the south over the weekend as a quasi-stationary front (a front that doesn't move much) squeezes up near the North Carolina/South Carolina border.


The biggest threat this weekend is flooding, especially on Saturday. Pulses of rain could dump 1 - 3 inches of rain per hour which can add up quickly.

Saturday is under a medium flash flood threat with a low threat on Sunday. Although there's a low chance of rain on Sunday, embedded thunder and lightning is possible due to breaks in cloud cover and more daytime heating.

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Saturday Morning: Rain will move south to north Friday night into the morning. Rain will be widespread from early to mid-morning. The heaviest and most consistent rain will be west and closer to the Mountains. This is because the flow from the southeast will ride up the Mountains and higher elevation, expanding the rain coverage.

Saturday Afternoon: A lull in moisture is expected for the early afternoon. Rain chances will be highest north of Charlotte with another round of rain expected by the evening. With dense cloud cover, lightning chances are low for Saturday. Highs reach the mid-upper 70s.

Saturday Evening/Overnight: Great sleeping weather is in the forecast tomorrow night! Another pulse of rain which arrives late Saturday afternoon will continue until 2 a.m. or so Sunday.

Sunday Morning: Mostly cloudy conditions are expected by Sunday morning with mainly dry weather. It'll still be muggy, but most areas are clear from rain.

Sunday Afternoon (Panthers Game): With Sunday trending drier, only scattered rain and storms are in the forecast by the afternoon. However, with more sunshine and daytime heating, the risk for lightning and thunder goes up. Highs will reach the low-mid 80s.

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