Sunday, November 17, 2013

Don't let Monday's warmth fool you, Panther fans

Some Carolina Panthers fans might be in for a rude surprise if they attend Monday night's game against the New England Patriots and make their clothing apparel decisions on the basis of daytime weather Monday.

It will be two entirely different stories Monday, with a warm afternoon followed by tumbling temperatures in the evening.

A strong cold front is expected to cross the Charlotte region sometime around daybreak Monday. It will be preceeded by some Sunday evening showers, and possibly another round of precipitation when the front comes through.

Behind the front, forecasters expect rapid clearing later Monday morning. Winds will be westerly, coming off the mountains. High pressure building in behind the front will push the winds downward, which will cause heating.

The bottom line: Even though a pretty chilly air mass is headed into the Carolinas, area residents won't really feel the impact until later in the day. Forecasters expect sunny skies, breezy conditions, and temperatures in the lower 70s Monday afternoon.

If you're headed to the game, don't let the balmy conditions fool you. By later in the afternoon, a process known as cold air advection -- basically, the intrusion of cold air from a Canadian high pressure system -- will take control. Meteorologists expect temperatures to fall quickly into the 60s by mid-afternoon Monday, then rapidly through the 50s in the evening hours.

It likely will be in the lower 50s at kickoff Monday and the lower 40s by the end of the game.  That is quite a change from those lower 70s in the afternoon.

So dress accordingly.

One bit of good news ... it will be dry Monday evening.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cold weather. Good. It is supposed to be winter, after all, even though we haven't reached the official First Day of Winter according to the weather gooroos.

But the temperatures Monday evening will probably feel like a balmy spring night to those New England guys.

Willy Loman said...

Forecast for the Patriots: partly cloudy.....WITH A FULL DOSE OF THE KRAAKEN IN YOUR FACE AND SUDDEN INTERVALS OF LUKE KEUCHLY PUTTING GRONK AND BRADY ON THEIR REARS!

One Of The Sheep said...

Thanks for the warning Steve! But shucks, I wanted to wear my wrinkled cargo shorts, greasy flip-flops, Cam jersey, and backwards Panther hat...I wanted to, you know, look all cool. But it might be cold by game time, so I might have to wear pants.

Anonymous said...

I've been here 8 years. Is this normal around here, having these roller coaster temps all fall and winter? I only remember these past two years being like this.

If this is normal, it SUCKS!

Anonymous said...

This weather, unfortunately, is normal. Even in January and February, you can have a week of highs in the 40's and the next in the 70's. And, it is very usual to have days with a low of 25 and high of 60...coat in the morning, short sleeves over lunch, then coat again at night. Warm/cold and dry/snowless winters with baking sun at noon.

Smottle said...

It would not be a surprise if it is around 75-80 on Thanksgiving, with a hot boiling noon sun, and air so dry you get a static shock every time you walk across the floor and touch something.