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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:14PM

Thundershowers Ending Tonight

A front clears the area tonight bringing an abrupt end to showers late this evening. Friday and Saturday look really nice--lots of sun, Saturday warmer than Friday. While much of the region may get through with a dry weekend, we have to allow for a couple lines of showers/thunderstorms late Saturday night through Sunday.

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Thursday

Hi: 76 Lo: 56

Lingering evening thundershowers; Fog developing late; Light NW wind
Friday

Hi: 77 Lo: 56

Scattered clouds; Pleasant; South wind 5-10 mph becoming light at night
Saturday

Hi: 81 Lo: 62

Partly cloudy; Warmer; A shower or storm possible late Sat. night; SW wind 5-15 mph
Sunday

Hi: 82 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered showers and storms
Monday

Hi: 77 Lo: 54

Partly cloudy; Widely scattered showers and storms ending by evening; Cooler Mon. night

Further Out

Tuesday - Mostly sunny; Much cooler and less humid; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Wednesday - Lots of sun; Cooler than the calender suggests; High in the upper 60s; Low near 50 degrees

Forecast Discussion

This forecast is the tale of two fronts with lots of nice in between...

Front Number 1 sweeps east tonight bringing with it drier air and end to scattered thundershowers. Fog will fill in the gaps for any areas that manage to briefly clear out overnight.

Friday will be pleasant with high pressure centered in West Virginia in control. Today's front moves back to the northeast early Saturday allowing warmer air to return from the SW. But Saturday will be dry.

Sunday will be even warmer. We have to be on watch for showers/storms developing in the Ohio Valley moving southeast from late Saturday night through Sunday night. I called it "widely scattered", but there will be plenty of dry hours Sunday.

Front Number 2 arrives Monday. There's not a lot of rain with it--even "widely scattered" coverage may be overly pessimistic. Temperatures will be a less warm with more clouds, but we'll still have lots of dry hours. The potential for showers will end by evening.

Tuesday and Wednesday bring the third major cooldown for this July--very unusual. Expect much cooler air behind Monday's front and two beautiful days. Unfortunately, what follows (next Thursday through Satuday) may be reminiscent of the muck we endured last Friday/Saturday.

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