Climate & Environment

Mecklenburg County’s air quality continues to suffer as Charlotte remains the second-most polluted city in the Southeast for ozone pollution. The ranking is from the American Lung Association 2022 Air Quality Report. This makes the second year in a row that Mecklenburg County has a received an F for ozone pollution. Charlotte is the main […]

If you have any errands to run, you may want to do so today. Meteorologists have issued a severe weather risk for the area starting Wednesday. Showers are expected by the mid to late morning and early afternoon, and thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening. The thunderstorms may increase to strong or severe, causing […]

After all the dark, cold days, we’re finally getting some extra daylight! Daylight savings begins on Sunday, March 13. That means get ready to set your clocks forward by one hour. You will lose one hour of sleep, so be sure to go to bed a tad bit earlier. Studies show that the Monday after […]

Things are starting to heat up in the Queen City! A heatwave is making its way to Charlotte, bringing temperatures well above normal. Meteorologists say the heatwave could finally lower those high heating bills from the past couple of months. Following Monday’s expected high of 80 degrees, daily highs are not expected to drop any […]

As we welcome the month of March, we also welcome longer days. We gain more daylight in March than in any other month! Sunrises get earlier and sunsets get later. Each day this month we gain 2 minutes and a couple seconds of daylight. We will have gained over an hour of daylight by next month. Daylight […]

Have your allergies been bothering you out of nowhere recently? Well, it may be due to all the pollen in the air. Pollen counts are increasing as we approach spring. Tree pollen typically begins in late February, meaning early spring allergy symptoms. If you suffer from allergies, be sure to keep your windows up and […]

Before you make those Friday night plans, be sure to check the weather. Charlotte is expected to get another dose of snow this weekend, and it may be more than what was originally predicted. Forecasts predict that rain will begin Friday evening and then change to snow between 7 to 9 p.m. The area could […]

Just when we thought the snow and ice were finally beginning to melt, there’s more on the way. Thursday is expected to have colder temperatures and possible showers throughout the day. Friday temperatures will drop to the mid-20s, making snow likely. Luckily, this winter storm will be farther east. Either way, it’ll be cold, so bundle […]

Unless your weekend plans involved icy roads, cold temperatures and a little bit of snow, they may look different. A winter storm is expected to sweep through the region this weekend. Meteorologists tracking the storm are predicting light snow to start falling shortly after midnight Saturday night into Sunday. The snow is expected to pick […]

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing a new law that would allow citizens to shoot rioters and looters. Many people oppose this new law stating that it could create a race war in this polarized climate we’re currently living in, while others feel that this law will give them the authority they need to […]