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Phillips Gap , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:16PM

Going to Sting a Bit

What a roller coaster we have been on this week. We went from January (30s Monday) to June (70s Wednesday) in 48 hours. We are headed back to early March today as a front moved through early this morning with colder air in tow. Daytime highs occur at sunrise and fall from there. A NW wind will be gusty all day. Skies clear by late afternoon. Seasonally cool but dry weather holds through the weekend. Monday through Wednesday will be chilly and wet. But we dry out in time for Merlefest--beginning one week from today. Hurrah!

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Thursday

Hi: 54 Lo: 33

Decreasing clouds; Falling temperatures; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty
Friday

Hi: 57 Lo: 33

Sunny; Seasonably cool; NW wind 5-15 mph, then light Fri. night
Saturday

Hi: 61 Lo: 39

Lots of sunshine; Milder; Light SE wind
Sunday

Hi: 61 Lo: 43

Partly to mostly cloudy; Temperatures slightly cooler than average
Monday

Hi: 52 Lo: 43

Cloudy & Cooler; Fog; Rainy

Further Out

Tuesday - Cloudy & Cool; Fog; Rainy; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 40s
Wednesday - Generally cloudy; Lingering showers during the daytime; A bit warmer; High in the lower 60s; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

Wind and falling temperatures will sting a bit after that toasty Wednesday. A front moved through early this morning. A strong chilly NW wind dominates the day weatherwise. Skies clear by late afternoon.

High pressure slides across the Great Lakes and Eastern U. S. Friday through Sunday. We'll have generally clear skies Friday and Saturday, but clouds increase Sunday. Temperatures will be milder Saturday and Sunday but still below seasonal averages.

Low pressure moves across the Southwest U. S. late this week and reaches the Southeast Monday. It will make a painfully slow crawl from Louisiana to the Carolina Coast Monday through Wednesday. Meanwhile, a chilly wedge will form across the Southern Appalachians. We'll have clouds, fog, mostly light rain, and chilly temperatures Monday and Tuesday. Showers may linger into Wednesday, but temperatures will be less chilly.

And now for the best news of all... The rain clears out by next Thursday for Merlefest. Expect dry weather for most if not all of the festival weekend. Temperatures will be cooler than average Thursday but somewhat warmer by Saturday and Sunday.

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