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Wilkes Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, June 25, 2018 at 12:23PM

Showers/Storms Today; Cooler TUE

Skies are partly sunny today with a round of afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely. Tuesday will feature more clouds, somewhat cooler temperatures and a continued risk for a shower. Wednesday will be warmer again with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and into Wednesday night. Thereafter, we dry out and crank up the heat for Thursday through next weekend.


Hi: 88 Lo: 66

Partly sunny; PM & evening showers & thunderstorms likely; Light wind except gusty near t-storms

Hi: 84 Lo: 66

Mostly cloudy; Perhaps a shower or two; Not as hot; Light east wind

Hi: 85 Lo: 67

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Humid; Light south wind

Hi: 90 Lo: 68

Lots of sunshine; Getting hotter; Slightest chance for a PM thundershower

Hi: 91 Lo: 68

Mostly sunny; Hot

Further Out

Saturday - Mostly sunny; Hot & humid; Renegade PM thunder; High in the lower 90s; Low in the upper 60s
Sunday - Mostly sunny; Hot & humid; Cannot rule out a PM thundershower; High in the lower 90s; Low in the upper 60s

Forecast Discussion

Forecasting the coverage, amount and timing of showers and thunderstorms during the summer season can be challenging. This forecast is no different as we track a cold front that will push into the state today and then south of the state on Tuesday.

We expect rather healthy coverage of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and into tonight in association with this backdoor cold front.

The front will be south of us on Tuesday, but a light easterly flow banking up into the Foothills and mountains will promote more cloudiness, reduced temperatures and a continued chance for showers.

An upper level disturbance swinging through late Wednesday could ignite a new round of showers and thunderstorms (PM-centered) that extends into Wednesday night.

Thereafter, we get a pattern change as a big, dominant ridge of high pressure sets up shop over the Ohio Valley/Mid-Atlantic region. That will turn up our heat while shutting down our best chances for getting rainfall from Thursday and extending through our pre-Independence Day weekend.


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