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North Wilkesboro , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:51PM

Lots of Sun & Seasonably Nice

Under clear skies and light winds, tonight will be a bit on the chilly side. After a chilly start, Thursday will be another nice day and temps take a small step up. Friday starts out with clouds and showers, but expect decreasing clouds later in the day. Despite the early showers, the afternoon actually looks warmer than the next couple of days. Weekend weather looks warm and mostly dry.

It is our favorite time of year again... MerleFest, Thursday through Sunday wall-to-wall music on 13 stages. The weather looks great (except for a few showers morning and early afternoon Friday). See our Hour-by-Hour MerleFest Forecast for details.

Wednesday

Hi: 69 Lo: 39

Clear and cool; Nice; NW wind 5-15 mph becoming calm at night
Thursday

Hi: 71 Lo: 51

Mostly sunny & pleasant; More clouds Thursday night; SW wind 5-15 mph
Friday

Hi: 76 Lo: 49

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; Clearing late; SW wind 5-15 mph, becoming NW late
Saturday

Hi: 77 Lo: 50

Mostly sunny & warm
Sunday

Hi: 76 Lo: 53

Partly to mostly cloudy

Further Out

Monday - Mostly cloudy with showers possible; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Tuesday - Cloudy with showers possible; High in the lower 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

Yesterday’s cold front continues to push east of the area this morning with drier air moving in behind it. High pressure moving in will keep it dry through Thursday.

A cold front developing in the Plains today will reach WNC Friday morning. However, it will be in a weakening state by the time it gets here. This should help keep the associated shower activity more scattered in nature (similar to yesterday). This front is forecast to move through fairly quickly so we expect at least some partial clearing late in the day. High pressure very briefly builds back in on Saturday with dry and warm conditions. The dry and warm conditions may extend all the way through Sunday as well depending on how the weather pattern develops.

Beyond Sunday, the weather pattern turns more unsettled as a slow-moving upper level low trudges across the southern US. There are a lot of details yet to be worked out, but the general theme is lots of clouds and a good chance of showers.

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