Forecast Last Updated at Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5:56PM
Good Holiday Weekend Weather
This afternoon's showers have moved into TN leaving us with a rather decent evening. Saturday looks bright, sunny, dry and very warm, with more clouds arriving by evening. We’ll throw a couple more showers and thundershowers into the forecast for Sunday and Memorial Day, but right now, we’re looking at a mostly favorable forecast for outside activities.
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Hi: 84 Lo: 60
Mostly clear; Light wind
Hi: 83 Lo: 61
Sunshine giving way to more late-day clouds; Quite warm; Becoming mostly cloudy Saturday night; Light SE wind
Hi: 78 Lo: 61
Lots of clouds; Stray shower or thundershower; Light NE wind
Hi: 83 Lo: 61
Partly cloudy & warm for Memorial Day; Isolated mostly PM showers & t-showers
Hi: 85 Lo: 62
Plenty of sunshine with an isolated PM shower or thundershower; Very warm
Wednesday - Partly sunny; Widely-separated afternoon & evening showers & thunderstorms; Warm; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Thursday - Mix of clouds & sun; A good chance for afternoon showers & thunderstorms; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Bermuda High pressure extending westward into North Carolina will dominate our weather this evening and Saturday. An area of drier air preceding a low pressure system in the western Atlantic will invade on Saturday. This atmospheric drying will promote a warm Saturday with sunshine giving way to late-day clouds.
Regarding the low pressure system mentioned above, it has a chance to become a tropical depression or perhaps a named tropical storm over the weekend. If it gets a name, it would be Bonnie. The ultimate track details remain unresolved. However, a general track toward the SC coastline on Sunday is expected.
The fate of the system during Sunday and Monday will determine how wet the forecast becomes. Right now, we’re thinking a track closer to or hugging the coastline is favored, which would leave us in a much drier situation here in the western part of the state. At least that’s how we have portrayed the forecast for now. Stay tuned on that. With a moist easterly wind flow, we should have more cloudiness on Sunday.
Thereafter, next week looks pretty typical of early June, with a good deal of sunshine each day, with low-odds potential for an PM thundershower through the period. That chance may go up a bit by Thursday afternoon.
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