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Phillips Gap , NC
ASU Dark Sky Observatory, 1 mi E of Blue Ridge Pkwy

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 6:52AM

Hazy Skies; Nice Weather

Hazy skies from Canadian fires continue; otherwise our weather is pleasant today--warmer than Friday. Sunday has increasing clouds with scattered afternoon showers and thundershowers possibly lingering into Sunday night. A cold front moves through from the northwest Monday with scattered showers and thundershowers until late afternoon. Temperatures will be slightly cooler again Monday and Tuesday.

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Hi: 77 Lo: 55

Mostly sunny but filtered through smoky haze; Warmer; Light wind becoming SW 5-10 mph

Hi: 75 Lo: 62

Becoming mostly cloudy; Scattered afternoon & early evening showers and t-showers; Isolated showers & t-showers Sun. night; SW wind 5-15 mph becoming gusty at times

Hi: 71 Lo: 51

Generally cloudy; Occasional showers & t-showers ending by late afternoon followed by decreasing clouds; SW wind 5-15 mph, becoming NW

Hi: 72 Lo: 55

Mostly sunny daytime; A few clouds Tue. night; Pleasant

Hi: 74 Lo: 58

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered mostly PM showers & t-showers

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly cloudy day; Clouds decrease Thur. night; Widely scattered, mostly afternoon showers & t-showers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Friday - Partly sunny; Cannot completely rule out a daytime shower or t-shower; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

That smoky haze aloft continues today and Sunday. It may continue next week, but we'll re-evaluate that after a warm front moves through Sunday evening from the south and a cold front moves through from the northwest Monday afternoon.

High pressure is centered over us today on its way to the Atlantic Sunday. Temperatures are warmer today. Other than that haze, it's a nice day.

The front that moved through Wednesday returns as a warm front Sunday night. Clouds increase Sunday, and scattered showers/thundershowers are expected in the afternoon. A few showers or thundershowers may linger into Sunday night.

A cold front moves through from west to east Monday. Expect scattered showers and thundershowers, ending by late afternoon. Clouds decrease late-day and Monday night leading to a pleasant Tuesday.

Monday's front lurks to our south next week until it fades off the map Friday. The return flow of moisture looks a little faster than we thought yesterday. So, scattered showers and thundershowers are possible Wednesday afternoon. Thursday has widely scattered showers and thundershowers, possibly not limited to the afternoon hours. Friday still has the potential for a stray shower or thundershower, but at this point, coverage looks less than the previous two days.


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