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Phillips Gap , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 6:19AM

Awesome August Weekend

The weather looks ideal for outside activities this weekend. Expect some nice late-summer warmth to accompany the dry weather conditions today and Sunday. Get outside and take advantage if you’re able! For Great American Eclipse Monday, scattered clouds are expected but with a renegade pop-up afternoon shower or thundershower.

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Saturday

Hi: 82 Lo: 62

Mostly sunny; Warm; Light NW wind
Sunday

Hi: 84 Lo: 65

Lots of sun; Warm; Light SE wind
Monday

Hi: 83 Lo: 66

Mostly to partly sunny; Remaining warm; Isolated afternoon shower or thundershower; Light south wind
Tuesday

Hi: 83 Lo: 67

Plenty of sunshine; Hit-or-miss PM showers & t-showers
Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 62

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms

Further Out

Thursday - Becoming mostly clear; Pleasant; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Friday - Lots of sunshine; Nice temperatures; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front moved through late Friday and high pressure will take up shop across the mountains for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday feature mostly clear skies and pleasantly warm temperatures.

The front that moved through yesterday is stalled across the interior Southeast and will begin creeping back slowly northward as a warm front on Monday before fading off the weather map. Still, we believe moisture and instability recovery will be limited, so that there will be good opportunities for viewing the eclipse. An unlucky minority will have a pop-up shower to cause viewing obstructions, however.

Tuesday and Wednesday will have slowly-increasing coverage of showers and thunderstorms as a rather strong cold front approaches from the west. It appears that the front will be east of us by Thursday, placing western North Carolina in a drier, cooler and less humid air mass for the end of the workweek.

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