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North Wilkesboro , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:09PM

Showers & Storms

A front is moving through from the west today. Showers and thundershowers will begin this afternoon from the west. While it was dry around lunchtime we'll see redevelopment of showers and thundershowers this afternoon that lasts into the early evening. The potential for a thundershower fades late today. Friday and Saturday look really nice--lots of sun, Saturday warmer than Friday. While much of the region may get through with a dry weekend, we have to allow for a couple lines of showers/thunderstorms late Saturday night through Sunday.

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Thursday

Hi: 84 Lo: 64

Mostly cloudy; Showers & storms in the region, especially AM; SW wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 84 Lo: 64

Partly sunny; A nice Friday; East wind 5-10 mph
Saturday

Hi: 89 Lo: 69

Partly sunny; Heating up; SW wind 5-10 mph
Sunday

Hi: 90 Lo: 69

Partly cloudy; Rather hot; Isolated t-storms
Monday

Hi: 86 Lo: 62

Partly cloudy; Widely scattered daytime showers and t-storms

Further Out

Tuesday - Lots of sunshine; Pleasant for late July; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Wednesday - Sunshine; Unseasonably pleasant; High near 80 degrees; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

This forecast is the tale of two fronts with lots of nice in between...

A front moves through today; however Wednesday evening was wetter than today will be. Dry for lunchtime but we must allow for the redevelopment of thundershowers this afternoon. It will all be to our east tonight.

Friday will be pleasant with high pressure centered in West Virginia in control. Today's front moves back to the northeast early Saturday allowing warmer air to return from the SW. But Saturday will be dry.

Sunday will be even warmer. We have to be on watch for showers/storms developing in the Ohio Valley moving southeast Sunday. I called it "isolated" meaning there will be plenty of dry hours Sunday.

Front Number 2 arrives Monday. There's not a lot of rain with it--even "widely scattered" coverage may be overly pessimistic. Temperatures will be a less warm with more clouds, but we'll still have lots of dry hours. The potential for showers will end by evening.

Tuesday and Wednesday bring the third major cooldown for this July--very unusual. Expect much cooler air behind Monday's front and two beautiful days. Unfortunately, what follows (next Thursday through Satuday) may be reminiscent of the muck we endured last Friday/Saturday.

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