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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 12:55PM

Fun While It Lasted

Lower humidity and slightly cooler temperatures were fun while they lasted. We now transition back to the muggy summer we have come to know very well--warm, humid, isolated daily afternoon thundershowers. That's the story through at least Tuesday. Attention is turning to the potential for a tropical system affecting the Southeast next week--see the Discussion Section of the forecast for more information.

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Hi: 79 Lo: 61

Mostly to partly cloudy; Warmer, more humid; Isolated afternoon showers & t-showers; Light, variable wind

Hi: 82 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower or t-shower; Humidity levels increasing; Light wind

Hi: 81 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Warm & humid; Isolated afternoon showers or t-showers; Light, variable wind

Hi: 79 Lo: 60

Partly cloudy; Warm and humid; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower or t-shower

Hi: 79 Lo: 60

Partly cloudy; Warm & humid; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower or t-shower

Further Out

Tuesday - Partly cloudy; Humid; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower or t-shower; High in the upper 70s; Low near 60 degrees
Wednesday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Showers & t-showers possible; Watching tropical development to our south; High in the upper 70s; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

We woke up this morning to lows in the 60s except for a few cooler valleys. The 50s were fun for a while, but today's warmer lows are pointing the way to the future--more humidity and warmer temperatures.

So be ready to soak in sweat for outdoor activities again. Overall, we will not have lots of rain; however, each afternoon will have the threat of a shower or thundershower. Today and Saturday afternoons appear to be the most active afternoons. A weak front arrives late Saturday with no significant affect on our weather. It quickly retreats back to the north.

We are keeping an eye on a strong tropical wave that is moving to the north of Hispaniola today, and it could become a tropical depression or storm as it moves across south Florida late this weekend. While the ultimate track and intensity of this system remains speculative, it could have some impact on our weather toward the middle of next week (Wednesday at the earliest). If it gets a name, it would be called Hermine. No one knows more at this time.


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