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Phillips Gap , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:39PM


Tuesday's weather was stunning; however, it was also a transition day from the recent coolness to more typical summer heat as we're back in the June saddle tomorrow. Afternoon thundershower opportunities gradually increase to "cannot rule out" Thursday, "isolated" Friday, and "scattered" Saturday. Further out, the order of shower coverage is reversed leading to a nice start for the Holiday week.

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Hi: 73 Lo: 58

Mostly clear; Light SW wind, except 5-15 mph at higher elev's

Hi: 79 Lo: 61

A few afternoon clouds; Warmer and more humid; Cannot rule out a renegade PM shower or t-shower; South wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 79 Lo: 65

Partly sunny; Isolated PM showers & t-showers; Light South wind

Hi: 78 Lo: 66

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers and t-showers

Hi: 79 Lo: 64

Partly to mostly cloudy; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers

Further Out

Monday - Afternoon cloud build-ups; Warm; Cannot rule out a PM shower or t-shower; High in the lower 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Tuesday - Partly cloudy; Warm; Isolated PM showers & t-showers; High in the lower 80s; Low in the mid 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure situated just to our north moves into the western Atlantic Thursday. A southerly flow will direct more heat and humidity our direction allowing for a gradual increase in thundershower coverage. The best opportunity for everyone to see rain is Saturday afternoon as a front moves into the Ohio Valley. It never gets here as the western Atlantic high blocks all fronts in the foreseeable future, but that's close enough to do the trick.

The front stalls from the central Appalachians westwards into the Ohio Valley early next week. That will put the emphasis for more organized storms well to our north. Although sufficient daytime heating and instability helps to trigger a few pop-up thundershowers Monday and Tuesday I expect many of us to stay dry. The point, it looks pretty good as it gets closer to Independence Day.


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