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Watauga High

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Watauga High , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:10PM

Still Mild & Damp

Numerous record temperatures were set in western NC yesterday including Boone. The old record of 67°, (which wasn't that old), was reached in 2011. Yesterday we topped out at 73°. This evening will be on the mild side with a few stray showers possible early. Saturday looks and feels about the same as an afternoon or evening shower remains in play. Cooler air makes inroads Sunday and Monday as a front moves through from the west. Showers accompany the front both days.

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Hi: 67 Lo: 50

Mostly cloudy with patchy fog; A few stray showers possible early; South wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 64 Lo: 52

Some early fog possible; Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon or evening shower; Still mild for February; SW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 61 Lo: 46

Mostly cloudy; Occasional rain showers; Light SW wind

Hi: 55 Lo: 33

Mostly cloudy; Showers; Not as warm

Hi: 54 Lo: 37

Scattered clouds; Slightly above average temperatures

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly cloudy; Afternoon and evening showers; High in the lower 50s; Low in the lower 40s
Thursday - Cloudy with daytime showers; High in the upper 50s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

We did not end up quite as warm as Thursday, however, temperatures will remain on the mild side this evening. A few stray showers are possible early and diminish tonight.

The overwhelmingly warm pattern breaks down by the end of the weekend with the passage of a slow moving cold front. Next week is certainly cooler, but it's not cold for this time of the year. Before we get there, today and Saturday are similar with lots of clouds, and stray afternoon or evening showers.

Scattered showers develop along the front Sunday and continue Monday as a wave of low pressure moves up from the Gulf and rides along the front. It's not a constant rain both days. Daytime temperatures fall closer to seasonal averages Monday and remain until Thursday.

Transient high pressure moves overhead Tuesday making for the brightest day of the week.

Another slow moving front approaches from the west Wednesday and passes through late Thursday. Showers return Wednesday afternoon and continue until Thursday afternoon. Alas, we stand a decent chance to stay dry Friday through next weekend.


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