Forecasting Hurricane Michael's Impact on Charlotte

posted by Alie Davila - 

Forecast highlights:

  • Hurricane Michael moved inland Wednesday at the Florida Panhandle, leading to scattered showers and downpours throughout the day in Charlotte.
  • Highs Wednesday afternoon have topped off near 77 degrees.
  • Michael made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm with more than 145 mph winds.
  • The storm will remain as a hurricane all the way into Georgia before weakening into a tropical storm when it moves into the Carolinas.

  • It will remain a strong tropical storm as it passes south and east of Charlotte.

  • The biggest impact from Michael is set to occur Thursday morning as heavy rain and strong wind will pick up shortly after sunrise tomorrow and continue through the early afternoon.

  • It will slowly come to an end by early afternoon.

  • Several inches of rain are possible from in the Charlotte area from Michael but will be significantly less than what the Queen City saw from Florence.

  • The impacts in Charlotte will be 30-40 mph winds with 3-5 inches of rain.

  • Isolated tornadoes are possible, especially south and east of Charlotte.

  • A fall-like system will push the storm away from us rather quickly, and then bring much more seasonable weather for the weekend, with highs in the 70s.

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