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Watauga High , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 5:26PM

Nice Weekend, Warm

The "Dog Days" continue this weekend with a frontal boundary stalled over the Piedmont keeping most (but not all) shower activity in the central and eastern part of the state. Isolated thunderstorms developed Saturday afternoon and I expect the same again Sunday. Coverage of afternoon showers begins to increase Monday and the trend continues as the week progresses.

Saturday

Hi: 83 Lo: 60

Scattered clouds; Light wind
Sunday

Hi: 82 Lo: 61

Patchy AM fog; Partly cloudy & still warm; Isolated PM showers & t-showers; Light South wind
Monday

Hi: 81 Lo: 61

Increased clouds; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers; Light South wind
Tuesday

Hi: 80 Lo: 62

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-showers
Wednesday

Hi: 79 Lo: 63

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-showers

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; Trending not as warm; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Friday - A good amount of sunshine; Very nice; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

As many of us long for less heat and humidity we are reminded that it is only mid-August and there's still plenty of summer left. Let alone hurricane season. A front is draped across the middle part of the state and it stays there over the weekend before fading out to some extent early next week. (A weak surface trough is left.)

There will be a shower or two around Sunday afternoon, but most of us stay dry. Better coverage of showers and storms ensues Monday and ramps up towards the middle of the upcoming week. The culprit is a slow moving front that gets in here Thursday. The cooling effects of afternoon showers will be welcomed.

Question marks are introduced into the forecast Friday. Does the front get far enough south to preclude a shower mention or not? That is the question. I leaned towards a drier and less humid Friday for now.

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