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Weekend weather: Typical summer

June 30. It will get warmer this weekend—94 on Sunday—with that summery mix of showers and T-storms that make life interesting. For fireworks, it looks good on both July 3 and July 4. Friday: Chance of showers, and T-storms. thunderstorms. High near 87. Saturday: Chance of showers, high near 89. Sunday: Chance of showers and […]

Nicole: Stormy weather Thursday, Friday

Weather update: Nicole coming to NC

Nov. 10. Hello Nicole! Look for rain and wind this afternoon and Friday as what’s left of Hurricane Nicole gives Lake Norman a glancing blow. The National Weather Service says we’ll have showers this afternoon and wind gusts around 30+ mph. Rain will come in waves with a downpour early Friday morning. Saturday will be […]

Weekend weather: Warm, with off-and-on sun

Nov. 4. Look for a partly cloudy and warm day today, with highs around 73. A weak front Saturday into Sunday means more clouds and the possibility of scattered showers, with highs on both days in the mid- to upper-70s. There will be breezes and overnight temps in the low 60s. Saturday: Sun off an […]


Ian, arriving sooner than expected, spawns cancellations, rescheduling

Sept. 29. [UPDATED] With Ian pushing up the coast faster than expected, the Lake Norman area will see higher winds today and rain more likely tomorrow, less so on Saturday. Ian, now a tropical storm off the coast of Georgia, is tracking toward the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Friday. The National Weather […]

About that storm Sunday morning…

Aug. 22. Yes it was a thunderstorm—a series of strong ones actually—which descended upon Lake Norman around 430 am and hung around until about 6:30 am. What happened? Officials at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Greenville/Spartanburg said that a stalled frontal system over the southeast combined with middle-level disturbances generated a round of storms […]

Sunset photo: Nancy Bishop

Heat returning: 98 forecast Wednesday

June 21. It gets hot today—92 and sunny according to the National Weather Service—but Wednesday will be a scorcher. Temps tomorrow are expected to hit 98 with humidity returning. Thursday hot and humid, high of 94; Friday, 91. Late afternoon T-storms through Saturday. PHOTO: Nancy Bishop took this picture of the cove between Sunset Cove […]

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Tips to stay safe during the heat wave

June 15. There’s a heat advisory in effect, with highs of 95 and above forecast for through Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The Red Cross has this advice for dealing with the heat: Heat safety tips: —Hot cars can be deadly. Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. The inside temperature of […]

I-77 crash photo by Iredell Firewire360

Major storm system under way

Jan. 16. As of 8 am about an inch and a half of snow has fallen in Cornelius and precipitation is changing to sleet, then freezing rain mid-morning, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s high will only reach 31 with windy conditions and daytime ice accumulation of 0.2 to 0.4 of an inch possible. […]

Weekend weather: Prepare for snow, freezing rain, sleet Sunday

Jan. 14. The $640,000 question (adjusted for inflation) is whether we get snow or freezing rain or sleet Saturday night into Sunday. Wellll, the National Weather Service is saying we will get all three. In fact the snow and sleet could be heavy at times. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent on Sunday, so be […]

Photo by Jason Benavides

Freeze tonight, tomorrow; sunny ‘n’ warm on T-Day

Nov. 22. Thanksgiving weather will be wonderful—60 and mostly sunny—but get ready for ice-cold temps tonight and tomorrow after a cold front arrives. The National Weather Service says after a high near 57 today, it will become windy and temps will fall to 28-29 tonight. High Tuesday: 48-49; Wednesday, 52-53. Freeze: Low Tuesday night 26. […]