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Wolf Laurel , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8:59PM

Pleasant Weekend Finish

We concluded the weekend on a very nice note, with mostly sunny skies and pleasantly warm temperatures for late August. Just a renegade late-day shower or two developed. Eclipse Monday looks pretty good, but there will be some additional cloud build-ups during the afternoon that will lead to some isolated showers and thundershowers. That will be the biggest bugaboo to eclipse viewers: Exactly where do those cumulus clouds grow in relation to your viewing angle? That will be rather situational, of course, but something to keep in mind for tomorrow. Humid weather returns for Tuesday and Wednesday, along with increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms by midweek. Cooler, drier conditions await for late next week.

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Hi: 81 Lo: 61

Mostly clear tonight; Light wind

Hi: 74 Lo: 62

Sunshine giving way to partly cloudy skies; Remaining warm; Isolated afternoon showers or thundershowers; Light SE wind

Hi: 75 Lo: 63

Plenty of sunshine; Hit-or-miss PM showers & t-showers; Light SW wind

Hi: 70 Lo: 58

Partly to mostly cloudy; PM showers & thunderstorms a good bet

Hi: 66 Lo: 54

Becoming mostly clear; Pleasant

Further Out

Friday - Lots of sunshine; Nice temperatures & humidity levels; High in the mid 60s; Low in the mid 50s
Saturday - Partly to mostly sunny; Continued nice; High in the mid 60s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

If you liked Saturday’s weather, then Sunday was most agreeable as well. We enjoyed mostly sunny skies and nice temperatures as high pressure remained in control of our weather. A renegade shower affected the one percent.

The cold front that came through here late Friday is parked across the interior Southeast and will nudge slowly northward as a warm front before dissipating on Monday. The return of a southerly flow will bring back more humid air next week, and we do expect isolated showers and thundershowers for Eclipse Day. Hit-or-miss PM thundershowers will be with us on Tuesday as well.

A rather strong cold front for this time of year will be approaching on Wednesday and moving through the mountains Wednesday night. As a result, Wednesday will be our best coverage day for showers and thunderstorms.

Behind the front, we look for a noticeably cooler and drier Thursday through Saturday around the High Country.


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