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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:28PM

Clear & Cool Evening

This summer we haven't seen many weeks as nice as this one! The cruise control is set until Thursday before re-introducing a shower mention in the forecast. Overall, it is a rather dry stretch of weather until late in the weekend. About the only other thing to write home about is a gradual increase in temperatures. Relatively cool temps overnight then another step up in temperatures Wednesday, and ease on the throttle for the rest of the week. Enjoy!

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Tuesday

Hi: 76 Lo: 47

Mostly clear; Light wind
Wednesday

Hi: 79 Lo: 57

Mostly sunny; Another step warmer; Nice; Light wind becoming NW 5-15 mph Wed. night
Thursday

Hi: 80 Lo: 58

Scattered afternoon clouds; Isolated afternoon showers or storms; NW wind 5-15 mph
Friday

Hi: 80 Lo: 58

Partly cloudy; Cannot rule out a late afternoon shower or storm
Saturday

Hi: 81 Lo: 60

Partly cloudy; Warmer; A renegade late-day storm in the area

Further Out

Sunday - More clouds; Scattered mostly PM showers and t-storms; High in the upper 70s; Low near 60 degrees
Monday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered afternoon and evening showers and t-storms; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure is the dominating weather feature until Thursday. Cristobal continues to move north and eventually northeast the next few days posing no significant threat to the east coast. In the meantime, temperatures gradually increase from several degrees below late August normals (yesterday and Sunday) to a few degrees above.

A moisture starved front drops south from the Ohio Valley Thursday bringing with it a few isolated late day showers or storms. The front returns north as a warm front Friday as the Bermuda High builds across the Southeast. A southwesterly flow aloft pumps warm and moist air into western NC behind the front Friday into the early weekend. Since there isn't a real "trigger" for showers or storms most of us stay dry with a "cannot rule out" opportunity Friday and Saturday during peak afternoon heating.

Sunday and Monday, an upper disturbance moving from the Central Plains towards the Great Lakes will dampen the Bermuda High just enough to allow for better coverage of showers and storms. While this week doesn't qualify as "hot" our thin skin may actually be ready for some cooling rain relief by then.

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