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NWS Special Weather Statement (Watauga County)

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Blowing Rock , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 6:48PM

Alberto Effects Coming

Sunday was generally pleasant, but a line of thunderstorms is possible this evening. Weather eyes are focused on Subtropical Storm Alberto in the Eastern Gulf. It will make landfall near Destin, FL, Monday. A wave of tropical moisture reaches us Memorial Day; then we'll feel the brunt of rain from Alberto's remnant Tuesday as it moves through Middle Tennessee. Daily doses of showers and storms remain for the workweek, but there's good news for next weekend.

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Hi: 74 Lo: 59

Mostly cloudy; An evening thunderstorm possible; SE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 69 Lo: 59

Cloudy; Showers and thundershowers; Light East wind

Hi: 71 Lo: 60

Generally cloudy; Showers and storms; SE wind 5-15 mph, but 10-20 & gusty Tue. night

Hi: 73 Lo: 61

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers

Hi: 76 Lo: 62

Mostly cloudy; Scattered mostly PM showers & t-showers

Further Out

Friday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Widely scattered afternoon t-storms; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Saturday - Finally a break; More sun; Warm; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

Weather eyes are now focused on Subtropical Storm Alberto. It will make landfall near Destin, FL, Monday. From there, it moves slowly through Alabama and into Middle Tennessee, then finds an escape route north into the Great Lakes.

A front running wave of tropical moisture reaches us Memorial Day. Then we'll feel the brunt of Alberto's impact on Tuesday. Then we'll remain in "tropical soup" Wednesday and Thursday with scattered showers and storms, focused on but not limited to the afternoon and early evening hours. 2" to 4" of rain is likely for most of the region Monday through Wednesday, with higher totals near the Blue Ridge.

A back door front arrives late Friday or early Saturday with much-wanted relief. Afternoon thundershowers remain possible Friday; however, drier air arrives next weekend giving us a pleasant reward.


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