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Laurel Ridge

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Laurel Ridge , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11:52AM

Another Nice One

High pressure that has been centered overhead the last couple of days moves east making way for a front to approach from the Ohio Valley this weekend. Without the stabilizing features of the high, a stray afternoon shower or thundershower is possible today. Overall though, it's still a very nice day. Increased shower and storm coverage returns tomorrow through the weekend as the front draws closer and stalls. Most of the action will be limited to the afternoon hours so plenty of dry hours remain.

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Hi: 83 Lo: 64

Lots of sunshine; Cannot rule out a late-day thundershower; Warm; Light West wind

Hi: 78 Lo: 65

Partly sunny; Scattered PM thunder; SW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 76 Lo: 65

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-showers; West wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 77 Lo: 64

Mix of clouds & sunshine; Scattered afternoon showers and t-showers

Hi: 75 Lo: 64

More clouds than sun; Scattered PM showers and t-showers

Further Out

Tuesday - Partly cloudy; Isolated afternoon showers or t-showers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Wednesday - Lots of sunshine; Very nice; High in the mid 70s; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

I feel like I keep writing the same forecast. "A front approaches from the west, stalls nearby for a few days, and retreats northwards as a warm front." In July and August, it is what it is I suppose and that's the story again this weekend.

Scattered afternoon showers and storms are the flavor Friday through Monday. Temperatures are held in check to some extent thanks to the additional clouds and rain.

A more progressive front gets here by the middle of next week and has enough forward momentum to make a full pass through the mountains. This round has the look of early September. Temperatures and humidity levels are knocked down to a very refreshing level for a few days beginning Wednesday.


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