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Wilkes Airport

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Wilkes Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:29PM

Another Nice Day

You can't get much better weather for August than yesterday and today. Today will be another nice weather day but we can't say the same for the weekend. Afternoon clouds, showers and thunderstorms return to the weather forecast beginning tomorrow and lasting through the middle of next week. Temperatures will be kept down a little by the clouds but it will become more humid. We hope you get a chance to enjoy the weather today.

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Thursday

Hi: 89 Lo: 67

Lots of sunshine, but an isolated late-day shower or t-storm; Very warm; Light South wind
Friday

Hi: 87 Lo: 66

Partly sunny with widely scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; SW wind 5-10 mph
Saturday

Hi: 83 Lo: 66

Mix of clouds & sunshine with scattered PM showers & thundershowers; SW wind 5-10 mph
Sunday

Hi: 81 Lo: 65

Partly sunny with scattered PM showers & thunderstorms
Monday

Hi: 82 Lo: 67

Sunny early with increasing clouds; Scattered PM showers and thundershowers

Further Out

Tuesday - Mostly Cloudy; Scattered PM showers and thundershowers; High in the mid 80s; Low in the upper 60s
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy early then decreasing clouds; Widely scattered AM showers and thunderstorms; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure will control our weather for one more day giving us plenty of sunshine and only a few showers or thundershowers in the afternoon. A cold front over the Ohio Valley gets close enough tomorrow to give us a wider coverage of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

By the weekend, the front gets to our doorstep and stalls; giving us an even greater coverage of showers and thunderstorms. On Monday, the front begins to move northward as a warm front and this will bring us more warmth and humidity but afternoon showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast. Another cold front moves toward us on Tuesday and it looks to pass through Wednesday, giving us some really nice days mid to late next week. Temperatures will be close to average over the next week but the humidity will increase.

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