Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 6:25AM
Awesome August Weekend
The weather looks ideal for outside activities this weekend. Expect some nice late-summer warmth to accompany the dry weather conditions today and Sunday. Get outside and take advantage if you’re able! For Great American Eclipse Monday, scattered clouds are expected with just a renegade pop-up afternoon shower or thundershower.
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Hi: 88 Lo: 65
Considerable sunshine; Warm; Light north wind
Hi: 89 Lo: 67
Abundant sunshine; Remaining quite warm; Light SE wind
Hi: 89 Lo: 67
Partly to mostly sunny for Eclipse day; Just an isolated pop-up shower or thundershower during the afternoon; Very warm; Light SSE wind
Hi: 89 Lo: 68
Lots of sunshine; Only an isolated PM shower or thundershower; Very warm
Hi: 86 Lo: 64
Partly sunny; Scattered showers & thunderstorms, mostly PM
Thursday - Partly cloudy with leftover daytime shower; Becoming mostly clear late; Not as warm; High near 80 degrees; Low in the lower 60s
Friday - Lots of sunshine; Nice temperatures; High near 80 degrees; Low in the lower 60s
A cold front moved through late Friday and high pressure will take up shop across the Foothills for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday feature mostly clear skies and very warm temperatures.
The front that moved through yesterday is stalled across the interior Southeast and will begin creeping back slowly northward as a warm front on Monday before fading off the weather map. Still, we believe moisture and instability recovery will be limited, so that there will be good opportunities for viewing the eclipse. An unlucky minority will have a pop-up shower to cause viewing obstructions, however.
Tuesday and Wednesday will have slowly-increasing coverage of showers and thunderstorms as a rather strong cold front approaches from the west. It appears that the front will be east of us by Thursday, placing western North Carolina in a drier, cooler and less humid air mass for the end of the workweek.
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