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Elk River East

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Elk River East , NC
East end of the Elk River Airport (nearest Banner Elk)

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, October 22, 2021 at 6:51AM

Nice for October

A front moved eastward across the Appalachians Thursday night. Showers are ending early this morning, mostly located near the TN/NC border. Clouds decrease today, and temperatures are somewhat cooler. The weekend looks terrific--mostly clear with seasonal temperatures Saturday and warmer temperatures Sunday. The next round of rain arrives Monday afternoon.

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Friday

Hi: 58 Lo: 40

Maybe a light passing shower early near the TN/NC border, then decreasing clouds; Somewhat cooler; NW wind 5-15 mph
Saturday

Hi: 61 Lo: 43

Few clouds; Seasonal temperatures; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming light in the afternoon
Sunday

Hi: 68 Lo: 46

Mostly clear Pleasant temperatures for late Oct.; South wind 5-15 mph
Monday

Hi: 65 Lo: 47

Becoming cloudy; Afternoon & evening rain showers
Tuesday

Hi: 59 Lo: 43

Mostly to partly cloudy; Cannot completely rule out a light stray daytime shower

Further Out

Wednesday - Becoming cloudy again; Showers possible again late-day; Rain Wed. night; High in the mid 60s; Low in the mid 40s
Thursday - Mostly cloudy; AM showers diminishing in the afternoon; High in the upper 50s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

The weather map has been pretty simple for the past several weeks. More "stuff" is coming during the next 7 days, but nothing dramatic.

A front moved east across the Appalachians Thursday night. It heads to the coast today. A secondary front is stalled to our northwest and won't reach us. So after morning clouds with a light early AM shower possible along the western escarpment, Skies clear and temperatures will be only slightly cooler today. The weekend has lots of sun . Saturday has near-average high temperatures; Sunday is warmer.

Low pressure in the Texas Panhandle strengthens and moves slowly NNE this weekend. It will be in Illinois Monday and Ohio Tuesday. An associated cold front moves across our region from the west Monday night. Expect afternoon and evening rain showers Monday, the decreasing clouds Tuesday. I cannot completely rule out a stray shower Tuesday with the low moving slowly east in Ohio.

The next break is brief. The next front from the west arrives Wednesday night. Clouds increase quickly Wednesday. Showers are possible by late-day Wednesday. Expect rain Wednesday night linger into Thursday. Cooler weather (nothing extreme) arrives by the end of next week.

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