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

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:37AM

Summer Day In May

We'll reach unusually hot temperatures today with almost clear skies. It will be the warmest day for some time. Saturday is less warm with scattered showers and thundershowers developing into the evening. Sunday night a cold front approaches, igniting showers and thunderstorms late Sunday and more rain on Monday as it passes through. Temperatures are seasonably cool behind the front.


Hi: 87 Lo: 64

Mostly sunny; Summer-like; SW wind 5-15 mph, breezy at higher elev's

Hi: 82 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy by afternoon; Warm; Isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers; South wind 5-15 mph, breezy at higher elev's

Hi: 81 Lo: 61

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers and storms; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 70 Lo: 54

Cloudy; Showery (maybe some thunder); Cooler

Hi: 67 Lo: 58

Lots of clouds; Seasonably cool; Occasional showers

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly cloudy; Occasional showers; Warmer; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Thursday - Mostly cloudy; PM Showers or Thundershowers possible; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

1934 set the record of 84 degrees on May 20th. Will we break it today?

Warm southwesterly winds and clear skies bring us the heat. Today is the only day in the next week that we can say for sure: no rain! Clouds move in tomorrow afternoon and temperatures are a touch cooler due to afternoon and evening scattered thundershowers developing but it is a pleasant day before that.

Sunday also begins pleasantly. A cold front approaches the Appalachians late Sunday but it looks like showers and thundershowers hold off until the evening. These taper off overnight but rain begins again late Monday morning continuing all day. Monday and Tuesday are much cooler and below averages for this time of year. We'll get some warming on Wednesday.

After Monday, timing for precipitation is unclear. We could see some leftover showers from the cold front on Tuesday and scattered showers Wednesday from a warm front. A cold front developing will likely bring more afternoon showers and thundershowers next Thursday. But time will make this picture clearer.


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