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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4:39PM

Overall Dry For a Few

Barely two weeks into August and we've already surpassed the average rainfall for the month. High pressure takes the helm for a few days providing a well deserved reprieve from the rain until Thursday for most of us. That said, a stray shower or thundershower cannot be ruled out this evening. Enjoy it while it lasts as more unsettled weather returns late this week and weekend.

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Hi: 74 Lo: 57

Just a stray evening shower or t-shower possible; Scattered clouds; Light NW wind

Hi: 77 Lo: 58

AM fog; Mostly sunny; Pleasant; Light NW wind

Hi: 79 Lo: 59

Lots of sunshine; A tad warmer; Light West wind

Hi: 79 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Hit-or-miss afternoon showers and thundershowers

Hi: 77 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Scattered PM thunder

Further Out

Saturday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-storms; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Sunday - Mix of clouds & sunshine; Scattered afternoon showers and t-storms; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

An upper level low responsible for the wet weekend moves northeast from the Mid-Atlantic region today to New England Tuesday. At the surface, high pressure builds in its wake. That leaves the southern Appalachians with a drier and more stable airmass prohibiting any widespread development of showers and storms through Wednesday. The wet ground and mainly clear nights will allow for another morning or two of dense valley fog followed by ample sunshine.

Thursday, moisture begins to pool ahead of an approaching front that enters the Ohio Valley and creeps eastward this weekend. It's doubtful the front even makes it to NC, rather it stalls just to our north acting as an impetus for a multi-day stretch of unsettled conditions. "Widely scattered" showers and storms return Thursday afternoon followed by "scattered" showers and storms Friday through the weekend.


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