Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:42PM
Unsettled Evening; Cool-down Ahead
Storms moving east through TN will attempt to reach western NC later this evening, but should begin to weaken some. Widely scattered afternoon and evening showers / t-showers will again develop ahead of a cold front that dips into western NC Wednesday. Temperatures will drop just a few degrees through the rest of the week.
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Hi: 91 Lo: 67
Partly to mostly cloudy tonight; Widely scattered showers & t-storms; West wind 5-10 mph (gusty around storms)
Hi: 89 Lo: 67
Partly sunny; Widely scattered afternoon & evening showers and t-storms; Light wind
Hi: 88 Lo: 65
Partly sunny; Scattered afternoon & evening showers and t-storms; Light north wind
Hi: 86 Lo: 66
Partly sunny; Scattered afternoon & evening showers and t-storms
Hi: 86 Lo: 66
Partly cloudy with widely scattered afternoon & evening showers & t-storms
Sunday - Partly to mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers & t-showers; Bit cooler; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Monday - Partly to mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers & t-showers; Cooler; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 60s
On the weather map we have warm, humid, high pressure in control of the southeastern US while a cold front stretching from Oklahoma to New York is pushing east. We’re looking at a pretty strong high pressure over the southeast so this front will continue to march east into the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys this evening. Thunderstorms ahead of the front will continue east tonight with some of them expected to reach western NC.
Wednesday we’ll see another round of showers and thunderstorms as the cold front passes to our north and barely dips into western North Carolina. Temperatures will trickle down just a couple degrees though the end of the week. We’ll have a similar story for Thursday with less coverage of showers and thundershowers and more dry hours.
Friday we will be dominated by high pressure with only isolated thundershower coverage and temperatures just a bit cooler. This high breaks down and retreats into the Atlantic over Saturday as our next strong cold front pushes in from the Plains. This front looks to be strong enough to actually make it all the way though western North Carolina and bring a cool down, although it is still a few days out and some uncertainty remains about how strong the front will be when it shows up on the weather map regardless we'll still see a bit of a break from the heat.
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