Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:20PM
Pleasant through Thursday
With increasing heat and humidity through Thursday, we have to mention the risk for a stray pop-up PM shower or thundershower over the mountains. Aside from that, high pressure will provide pleasant, late-summer weather. Enjoy this period while you can – coverage of showers and thunderstorms will go up again Friday into the weekend. Surprise, surprise!
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Hi: 71 Lo: 57
Scattered clouds; Calm wind
Hi: 73 Lo: 59
Partly sunny; Isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers; Warm; Light West wind
Hi: 69 Lo: 60
Partly sunny; Scattered PM thunder; West wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 67 Lo: 58
Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-storms
Hi: 67 Lo: 59
Mix of clouds & sunshine; Scattered afternoon showers and t-storms
Monday - Partly sunny; Hit-or-miss afternoon showers and thundershowers; High in the mid 60s; Low in the upper 50s
Tuesday - Partly sunny; Scattered showers and t-storms; High in the upper 60s; Low near 60 degrees
A ridge of high pressure will build over the Southeast the next couple of days. This will promote warmer temperatures and increasing humidity. Overall, the weather through Thursday looks quite nice, but we we’ll have to watch for perhaps a stray thundershower or two during the afternoon/evening hours.
Friday will bring some changes as a cold front approaches from the north and becomes stationary across Virginia this weekend. Our proximity to the front means that scattered showers and thunderstorms are a good bet, especially during the PM hours, Friday through Sunday.
A strong high pressure ridge to our south may prevent the front from reaching us here in western North Carolina, but it may come close on Monday. Thus, we hang on to showers Monday, followed by gradually warmer temperatures next week as the front weakens and retreats to the north.
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