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NWS Special Weather Statement (Wilkes County)

NWS Severe Thunderstorm Watch (Wilkes County)

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North Wilkesboro , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4:40PM

Mischief Brewing to the West

Warmer, humid air is streaming into the Southern Appalachians. Fronts will make slow progress south and east this weekend. After a warmer Saturday with only isolated showers and thundershowers, late-afternoon and tonight, storms will develop in Tennessee and head east into North Carolina. Sunday has increased shower and storm coverage ("scattered"). We're still holding out for a drier Memorial Day with only isolated thundershower coverage. Bottom line: keep your outdoor plans this weekend but keep an eye to the sky especially in the hours mentioned here.

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Saturday

Hi: 82 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered showers and storms developing; Light SW wind
Sunday

Hi: 83 Lo: 63

Partly sunny; Scattered, mostly afternoon showers & thunderstorms; Still warm; SW wind 5-10 mph
Monday

Hi: 84 Lo: 61

Partly cloudy; Isolated, mostly afternoon showers & t-showers; West wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 80 Lo: 60

Scattered clouds; Pleasant temperatures; Cannot rule out a renegade afternoon t-shower
Wednesday

Hi: 77 Lo: 56

Scattered clouds; Isolated afternoon t-showers

Further Out

Thursday - Partly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon t-shower; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Friday - Partly cloudy; Cannot completely rule out an afternoon t-shower; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure centered in the Eastern Gulf is pumping warm, moist air into the Southeast. A frontal boundary stretches from Northern VA across the Ohio Valley to Missouri. It is making slow progress southward. Another front is pressing east into the Mississippi and eventually Tennessee River Valleys.

After a warm and dry day, storms formed this afternoon in Tennessee; they will move east into North Carolina late-day and Saturday night.

Sunday, warm temperatures continue. Shower and storm coverage will be greater but still "scattered". Memorial Day looks drier with only isolated thundershowers.

Tuesday through Friday, a frontal boundary will be just to our south. Details of it's location are unknowable at this time. We'll have seasonal temperatures and tons of dry weather; however, I cannot completely rule out an afternoon thundershower any of these days. Hopefully, we'll be able to be more specific as time draws closer.

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