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Appalachian Ski Mtn , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6:52PM

Lower Risk

Coverage of thundershowers was lower today compared to the last two days, and that trend will continue through Friday. But widely scattered showers and thundershowers will be around each of the next couple of days. A front is moving through this evening from the northwest producing somewhat cooler temperatures Thursday through Saturday. Thundershower coverage increases Saturday, mostly focused on the afternoon and evening. A tropical low reaching the Mississippi Delta Monday will result in more humid, unsettled weather next week.

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Hi: 73 Lo: 55

Partly cloudy; A stray early evening thundershower possible; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 69 Lo: 55

Partly sunny; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers; East wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 70 Lo: 56

Partly sunny; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers; Light SE wind

Hi: 70 Lo: 58

Intervals of sunshine & clouds; Scattered mostly PM t-showers

Hi: 71 Lo: 57

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered afternoon & nighttime showers & t-showers

Further Out

Monday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 50s
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A front is in the process of moving through this evening - the first frontal passage we've had in two weeks. The front fades off the map over South Carolina Friday and the Bermuda high reasserts itself this weekend.

Meanwhile, a broad surface low centered just east of Belize will lumber north during the next through the weekend eventually taking up residence in the Mississippi Delta where copious amounts of rain will fall early next week.

Thursday and Friday will be somewhat cooler. The front stalls just to our south keeping the threat of an afternoon thundershower in play both days. I called it "widely scattered" both days for safety sake, but coverage could be less.

After the front fades off the map Friday, the door opens for more humid air to return this weekend increasing thundershower coverage to increase, mostly focused on the afternoon and evening.

Early next week depends on details of the location of the tropical low. We'll be on the northern fringe its influence with scattered showers and thundershower in play each day continuing for most if not all of next week.

Appalachian Ski Mountain

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