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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:57AM

Hit and Miss

The atmosphere is juiced. Expect scattered showers and storms today through Sunday, primarily (but not limited to) the afternoon hours. It's just a matter of when, where, and how much; unfortunately, the precise details are unknowable. Thursday may become the most active of the set. A few heavy downpours are in play, especially today and Thursday. Daytime highs today remain uncomfortably warm but back off slightly tomorrow. Humidity levels remain lofty.

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Wednesday

Hi: 84 Lo: 65

Mix of clouds & sunshine; Scattered showers & t-storms through early evening; Very warm & humid; Light SW wind
Thursday

Hi: 80 Lo: 67

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-storms; Warm & humid; SW wind 5-15 mph
Friday

Hi: 79 Lo: 63

Intervals of clouds & sun; Scattered PM t-showers; Warm & humid; NW wind 5-15 mph
Saturday

Hi: 79 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Scattered PM thunder; Warm & humid
Sunday

Hi: 78 Lo: 62

Scattered clouds; Scattered PM t-showers

Further Out

Monday - Mix of clouds and sun; Widely scattered PM t-showers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Tuesday - Partly sunny; Isolated PM t-showers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A weak front remains to our north, stretching from Virginia and West Virginia to Kentucky and on to Kansas. It fades off the map tomorrow. A weak tropical feature moves up the lower Mississippi River Valley (today) then heads across the Ohio River Valley to the DC area Friday. That arc is the perimeter of a Bermuda high extending into the Southeast.

Muggy air is just waiting for a subtle trigger to fire up showers and storms. The stage is set, but this is an impromptu theater. Scattered showers and storms will be with us today through Sunday, primarily during (but not limited to) the afternoons. Thursday might be the most active of the days with that tropical feature to our northwest. A heavy downpour is possible, especially today and Thursday.

Temperatures remain at their lofty daytime heights today but back off slightly beginning tomorrow. Muggy air will make things uncomfortable regardless.

Early next week a weak front makes progress in our direction and may pass through Tuesday. That will actually lower shower/storm coverage Monday and Tuesday.

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