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Roaring River , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:22PM

Nice Evening

The chance for a shower or thundershower this evening is pretty much nil. We'll have a few clouds moving in overnight. There will be extra cloudiness on Wednesday but with only a stray afternoon shower. That risk lingers for Thursday afternoon, then we turn up the heat heading into late week and the all-important Memorial Day weekend. A pop-up late-day thundershower will be a rare occurrence across the western North Carolina landscape Friday through Monday.

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Tuesday

Hi: 86 Lo: 59

Clear early, becoming partly cloudy late; Light SE wind
Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 62

Partly to mostly cloudy; Just an isolated shower; Light NE wind
Thursday

Hi: 86 Lo: 64

Partly sunny with hit-or-miss PM showers or thundershowers; Light SW wind
Friday

Hi: 90 Lo: 65

Mostly sunny and rather hot
Saturday

Hi: 91 Lo: 65

Abundant sunshine & rather hot

Further Out

Sunday - Lots of sunshine & rather hot; High in the lower 90s; Low in the mid 60s
Monday - Lots of sunshine for Memorial Day & rather hot; Slightest chance for a late-day thundershower; High in the lower 90s; Low in the mid 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure built into the region today from the Great Lakes. This helped keep us nice and dry today and nudged yesterday's front further south.

Yeterday's front surges northward as a warm front on Wednesday into Thursday with some extra clouds and a developing southeasterly low-level wind flow. There will be a stray shower for Wednesday afternoon and night, and maybe an afternoon thundershower on Thursday.

Thereafter, we will be under the influence of an expanding subtropical ridge of high pressure at the surface and aloft. That means early-season heat will also be expanding for late week and through the holiday weekend. Expect minimal pop-up PM thundershower chances along with temperatures that will be running a strong 10-degrees warmer than normal.

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