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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:09PM

Showers & Storms

Showers and storms will continue across the region this evening. The activity will lose some it's punch after sunset; however, a chance for a shower or t-shower will be with us through the night as a cold front approaches from the northwest. Showers or a thundershower may linger into Tuesday, but a drier trend commences once the front moves through Tuesday evening. Wednesday through Friday have no more than isolated afternoon thundershowers.
Heading into the 4th of July Weekend... The weather looks "Classic 4th" in the mountains: seasonal temperatures with scattered mostly PM storms Saturday and Sunday. There's a chance we can get storms out of here by next Monday, but we offer no promises at this time.

Ray continues to blog periodically in the wake of Relay with Ray. Ray added a new blog Wednesday, an interview with Don Lister, the only other person to have run the Blue Ridge Parkway in consecutive days.

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Hi: 78 Lo: 61

Mostly cloudy overnight; Showers & storms, most numerous during the evening; SW wind 5-10 mph, becoming NW tonight

Hi: 80 Lo: 56

Mostly to partly cloudy; Maybe a lingering shower or t-shower during the daytime; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 76 Lo: 53

Partly sunny; Cannot completely rule out an afternoon shower or storm; NW wind 5-15 mph becoming light Wed. night

Hi: 75 Lo: 55

Partly sunny; Pleasant

Hi: 77 Lo: 56

Scattered clouds; Isolated PM storms

Further Out

Saturday - More clouds; Scattered showers & storms; High in the upper 70s; Low near 60 degrees
Sunday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & storms; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A front is approaching from the northwest, but in classic summer fashion, the bulk of the rain will be one day ahead of the front. Showers and thunderstorms will be most numerous Monday evening, though a chance for a shower or t-shower will last right through Tuesday morning, ahead of the front. Showers and thundershowers could linger into the daytime Tuesday.

As for rainfall on Monday, as of our evening update, four sites in the Ray's Weather network had over 2 inches of rain: Seven Devils, the top of Sugar Mountain, Foscoe and Sparta. Rain was still falling, and other sites may yet join the 2 inch club.

The front moves across the Appalachians Tuesday evening and stalls along the Southeast Coast. We'll have three days of generally pleasant weather--seasonal temperatures with at most isolated afternoon thundershowers. Details regarding which of the three days has the least coverage is difficult at this time. I left Thursday as the completely dry days with a twinge of anxiety.

The next front from the northwest reaches the Ohio Valley Saturday. And here we go again, poorly timed for the Holiday weekend. Scattered mostly PM storms are expected Saturday and Sunday. Maybe (just maybe), the action will be to our east by Monday the 4th.


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