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Laurel Ridge , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:59AM

Make Hay

The next few days are the warmest of the summer. That's not saying too much, but there's not much to say. A few pop-up thundershowers are possible Friday and Saturday, but widespread rain holds off until the end of the weekend. As a wetter pattern becomes reestablished early next week it won't be as warm.


Hi: 84 Lo: 65

Mostly sunny; Warm; Light NW wind

Hi: 85 Lo: 65

Afternoon cloud build-ups; Rather warm; Cannot rule out an afternoon t-shower; West wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 85 Lo: 67

Partly cloudy; Warm; Isolated PM thundershowers; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 81 Lo: 67

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms

Hi: 79 Lo: 64

Mostly cloudy; Not as warm; Scattered PM showers and thunderstorms

Further Out

Tuesday - Partly sunny Widely scattered PM showers and thundershowers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Wednesday - Partly cloudy; Widely scattered PM showers and thundershowers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

It's a rather straightforward forecast through Saturday. An expansive ridge of high pressure responsible for significant heat from the Old South to the mid-Missouri River Valley keeps us mainly dry and warm. Today is solidly dry, Friday and Saturday afternoons may have a few pop-up thundershowers.

The ridge breaks down Sunday and a slow moving frontal boundary enters the Ohio Valley. In summer fashion, the front struggles to get here. We're looking at Tuesday, perhaps Wednesday for the front to push into NC and then it will probably stall in the region.

Shower and storm coverage gets into the "scattered" category Sunday and Monday ahead of the front. It should drop off some by midweek assuming the front becomes positioned to our south. However, we don't expect any wall-to-wall dry days. Increased cloud cover and shower opportunities will keep it cooler.


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