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Snake Mtn

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Snake Mountain , NC
Near the top of Snake Mountain at the Sunalei Lodge. 5000 Foot Elevation. Right on the NC/TN State Line

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, June 9, 2023 at 6:28PM

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

The old Platters song has come to mind several times in the last week or so. They left out smoke getting in your throat and lungs! Otherwise, the weather Saturday would have been near-perfect with Saturday warmer than today. Sunday has more clouds with scattered afternoon showers and thundershowers. Showers and thundershowers remain with us during the daytime Monday.

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Hi: 60 Lo: 43

Sunshine filtered through smoky haze; Pleasant otherwise; Light west wind

Hi: 65 Lo: 48

Mostly sunny but filtered through smoky haze; Warmer; Light wind becoming SW 5-10 mph

Hi: 65 Lo: 55

Becoming mostly cloudy; Scattered afternoon & early evening showers and t-showers; Isolated showers & t-showers Sun. night; SW wind 5-15 mph, gusty at higher elev's Sun. night

Hi: 60 Lo: 45

Generally cloudy; Occasional showers & t-showers ending by early evening followed by decreasing clouds

Hi: 61 Lo: 46

Few clouds; Pleasant

Further Out

Wednesday - Scattered clouds; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower or t-shower, especially south of Watauga County; High in the lower 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Thursday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers; High in the lower 60s; Low near 50 degrees

Forecast Discussion

We would have a near-perfect couple of days were it not for the smoke from Canadian fires. As the center of high pressure moves to the Southern Appalachians (Saturday), a more southerly flow will make Saturday warmer than today.

The front that moved through here Wednesday is loitering along the Gulf Coast but will return north Sunday. It's return brings more clouds Sunday with scattered showers and thundershowers in the afternoon. Isolated showers and thundershowers remain a possibility Sunday night.

The next cold front from the Great Plains arrives Monday bringing occasional daytime showers and thundershowers. Clouds decrease Monday night.

My hunch is that smoke will still be an issue next week; however, I think it best to be closer in time before trying to speculate any specifics on that point.

The center of high pressure will be in the Southeast Tuesday with Monday's front just to our east and south. The front may creep slightly northward Wednesday and Thursday with a disturbance moving along it from west to east. So, Tuesday looks dry and pleasant. I cannot rule out an afternoon or evening shower or thundershower Wednesday. Then coverage of PM showers and thundershowers will tick up Thursday. Temperatures remain at or slightly below seasonal averages.


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