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Laurel Ridge

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Laurel Ridge , NC
Weather Station located at Laurel Ridge Moravian Conference Center.

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5:52PM

Increasing Clouds; Active Weather Ahead

Monday was the nicest day of this forecast set. Cooler than average temperatures, dry weather, and a smoky haze are the items of note. But big changes are coming. Clouds increase later this evening. Showers and thundershowers arrive later tonight and dominate Tuesday's weather. Temperatures Tuesday will be cooler than you think possible in August! Scattered showers and thundershower linger into Wednesday. From there we make a slow transition back to our regular summer programming.

The 2022 Blue Ridge Calendar Photo Contest is complete. Our Grand Prize Winner is Valerie Seals with her photo of Big Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But there are 14 other winning photos. See all the winning photos at the 2022 Blue Ridge Calendar Photo Gallery. Many thanks to all the photographers who shared their time and talent with us. Once again, we had stunning photography to choose from.

We are now preparing the calendar for the printer and hope to be selling calendars by the end of August.

Monday

Hi: 73 Lo: 59

Becoming cloudy; Showers & t-showers develop late; Light East wind
Tuesday

Hi: 65 Lo: 56

Cloudy; Unseasonably cool; Showers and t-showers; SE wind 5-15 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 69 Lo: 58

Generally cloudy; Scattered showers and t-showers; SE wind 5-10 mph, becoming light
Thursday

Hi: 74 Lo: 60

Mostly to partly cloudy; Isolated daytime showers & t-showers
Friday

Hi: 75 Lo: 61

Partly cloudy; Isolated showers & t-showers

Further Out

Saturday - Partly cloudy; Warmer; Isolated afternoon t-showers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Sunday - Scattered cloud; Warmer; Isolated afternoon t-showers; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A seasonally anomalous broad/deep trough is setting up in Canada that progresses into the Southeastern U.S. A front is stalled to our south, stretching from Cape Hatteras to South Georgia, the Gulf Coast, and to South Texas. The front holds that position through Saturday, then fades off the map. A couple disturbances ride the front from west to east Tuesday and Wednesday. By next week, we'll return to typical summer weather (Bermuda High, humid, warm daily afternoon convection).

Today was the nicest day of the forecast period. Clouds increase this evening and showers/thundershowers arrive later tonight.

A new book to read may be in order for Tuesday. Expect rain with a thunderstorm possible. Temperatures will be ridiculously cool for August. Wednesday will have a few breaks in the rain. I called coverage "scattered" but that might be too optimistic.

Beginning Thursday, meteorological order is gradually restored by early next week. Temperature get closer to seasonal norm each day. Thursday could have an isolated shower or thundershower anytime during the day, but Friday and beyond brings daytime heating-driven isolated PM showers and thundershowers.

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