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Deep Gap , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:21PM

Showers Continue Tonight

Showers continue tonight but begin to lessen in the predawn hours. Tomorrow is another step less cool and less showery. However, it's Friday before we completely dry out.

Merlefest is on our minds and in our schedules Thursday through Sunday. Weather for the festival looks good overall--cooler than average; however, scattered showers will threaten the PM hours Thursday then it's smooth sailing. For details about Merlefest weather, see our Hour-by-Hour Merlefest Forecast.

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Tuesday

Hi: 53 Lo: 46

Cloudy & Cool; Showers; Light wind, becoming NW 5-15 mph and gusty late
Wednesday

Hi: 60 Lo: 40

Generally cloudy; Lingering showers; Not as chilly; NW wind 5-15 mph
Thursday

Hi: 59 Lo: 41

Lots of clouds; Scattered PM showers; SW wind 5-15 mph
Friday

Hi: 63 Lo: 40

Partly cloudy; Much improved
Saturday

Hi: 63 Lo: 40

Lots of sunshine; Temperatures slightly below seasonal norms

Further Out

Sunday - Clear; Well-earned pleasant weather; High in the mid 60s; Low in the upper 30s
Monday - Sunny; Very nice; A tad warmer; High in the mid 60s; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

A slow moving upper level low lumbers over the Carolina's tonight, and then up the East Coast Wednesday. The axis of steady, heavier rain shifts east with the low. That means we'll see improvements late tonight as showers become less numerous in the predawn hours. On the backside of the departing low tomorrow a moist northwest flow keeps the clouds and widely scattered showers around.

If only we were done... another upper level low moves through the Southeast Thursday. Fortunately this one is faster. Scattered showers return Thursday afternoon and depart Thursday night. A cool front comes through Friday and we're more confident now it will not have any rain consequences.

High pressure builds this weekend eventually reaching the western Atlantic early next week. Expect ample sunshine beginning Friday afternoon through the weekend. Temperatures rebound to pleasant levels though a tad shy of late April standards. Further out, once the high is comfortably to the east a pronounced warming trend commences Tuesday.

Of course, many of us will spend lots of time this weekend at Merlefest. Clothing selection should account for pleasant days, cool nights, and the potential for scattered PM showers Thursday. Beyond Thursday, the remainder of the festival is dry and fabulous.

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