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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 8:12PM

Extended Unsettled

Skies will be mostly cloudy today with more showers likely and perhaps a thundershower. Lots of clouds linger on Monday with another round of showers and thundershowers expected, mainly for the afternoon and into Monday night. Looking ahead, a chance for showers will exist in our forecast every day through Friday. Another big story will be the big cooldown for last half of the workweek. We’ve been advertising Blackberry Winter, and that’s on track for Thursday and Friday.

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Sunday

Hi: 69 Lo: 54

Mostly cloudy with showers & thunderstorms possible until around midnight; SW wind 5-15 mph
Monday

Hi: 70 Lo: 54

Lots of clouds; PM & nighttime showers likely & perhaps a thunderstorm; SW wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 64 Lo: 43

Mostly cloudy with daytime showers; Light west wind becoming NW 5-15 mph late
Wednesday

Hi: 58 Lo: 37

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, mostly PM & nighttime; Getting cooler
Thursday

Hi: 49 Lo: 34

Generally cloudy with a few showers; Chilly/brisk

Further Out

Friday - Lots of clouds; Light showers; Still unseasonably cool; High in the lower 50s; Low in the upper 30s
Saturday - Morning cloudiness; Becoming mostly sunny; Not as cool; High in the lower 60s; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

A stubborn wedge of cooler air has been in place since Saturday, but this will finally be turning loose today as a warm front lifts northward. That will place us in a warmer but rather unstable air mass, conducive to more showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

A slow moving cold front that originally appeared poised to move across the area on Monday is delayed, and won’t move cleanly east of the region before Tuesday. That means we’re going to stay in a warm and unstable set up, with another round of showers and thundershowers expected Monday afternoon. Showers continue into Tuesday as the front moves bodily through the mountains.

After that, we’re watching for a large and unseasonably cold upper level low pressure system to develop over the central Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states during Thursday and Friday. It will be getting progressively cooler, starting on Wednesday. Intermittent showers will be around through this entire period. By Thursday and Thursday night, it could be cold enough for the mountaintop locations to see some snowflakes. Crazy, but not unheard of in early May!

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