Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 6:19AM
Awesome August Weekend
The weather looks ideal for outside activities this weekend. Expect some nice late-summer warmth to accompany the dry weather conditions today and Sunday. Get outside and take advantage if you’re able! For Great American Eclipse Monday, scattered clouds are expected but with a renegade pop-up afternoon shower or thundershower.
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Hi: 81 Lo: 59
Mostly sunny; Warm; Light NW wind
Hi: 83 Lo: 62
Lots of sun; Warm; Light SE wind
Hi: 82 Lo: 63
Mostly to partly sunny; Remaining warm; Isolated afternoon shower or thundershower; Light south wind
Hi: 82 Lo: 64
Plenty of sunshine; Hit-or-miss PM showers & t-showers
Hi: 77 Lo: 59
Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms
Thursday - Becoming mostly clear; Pleasant; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Friday - Lots of sunshine; Nice temperatures; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s
A cold front moved through late Friday and high pressure will take up shop across the mountains for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday feature mostly clear skies and pleasantly warm temperatures.
The front that moved through yesterday is stalled across the interior Southeast and will begin creeping back slowly northward as a warm front on Monday before fading off the weather map. Still, we believe moisture and instability recovery will be limited, so that there will be good opportunities for viewing the eclipse. An unlucky minority will have a pop-up shower to cause viewing obstructions, however.
Tuesday and Wednesday will have slowly-increasing coverage of showers and thunderstorms as a rather strong cold front approaches from the west. It appears that the front will be east of us by Thursday, placing western North Carolina in a drier, cooler and less humid air mass for the end of the workweek.
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