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North Wilkesboro , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 6:48AM

Warming Ahead

At times the rainfall earlier this month was too much of a good thing. Now the the trend has reversed to a drier pattern overall for the rest of August. Afternoon thundershowers fall into the isolated to "cannot rule out" category now through early next week with many folks not seeing any rain. Temperatures and humidity creep northwards during this time frame as well. Nothing out of control, but nothing close to the niceness of the last few days.

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Wednesday

Hi: 82 Lo: 64

Partly sunny after patchy AM fog; Continued nice; Light SW wind
Thursday

Hi: 86 Lo: 66

Mostly sunny; More nice weather, but getting warmer; Light SW wind
Friday

Hi: 89 Lo: 69

Partly cloudy with a slight chance for a late-day shower or thundershower; Humidity levels coming back up; Light wind
Saturday

Hi: 89 Lo: 69

Plenty of sunshine, but some more afternoon cloud build-ups and a stray late-day shower or thundershower; Rather hot & humid again
Sunday

Hi: 88 Lo: 68

Partly to mostly sunny; Isolated PM thunder; Rather sticky

Further Out

Monday - Plenty of sunshine; Renegade PM thundershower; Continued rather hot & humid; High in the upper 80s; Low in the upper 60s
Tuesday - Lots of sunshine; Cannot rule out a PM thundershower; High in the upper 80s; Low in the upper 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure responsible for the first crisp airmass in months is departing off the Mid-Atlantic coast today. A return southerly flow will direct warmer and muggier air back into western NC as a result beginning tomorrow.

The story through the second half of the week and beyond is similar each day, warm and muggy with barely a chance for afternoon showers or thundershowers. We'll focus on today and Saturday for having slightly better PM shower and thundershower coverage. Even then, we're splitting hairs between the "isolated" and "cannot rule out" categories.

Of more interest is the tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. This will likely become the next named storm, Hermine, by this weekend as it tracks NW across the Bahamas. It then is expected to pass across Florida and be in the Gulf of Mexico by Monday. Once in the Gulf it gains additional strength before running into the Gulf Coast. Exactly where along the Gulf Coast is unknowable at this time. It could impact our weather later next week.

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