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Above Average Temps Continue into Next Week

Published: 3.24.17 8:09am

Good Morning Folks! High clouds are situated overhead this morning and this has led to morning lows roughly 8 – 10 degrees warmer than forecasted, more so across the valley floor as they sit in the upper 40’s (upper 30’s forecasted). Clouds and sunshine will dance back and forth through the day, with isolated showers developing later on this afternoon and evening. Isolated showers linger across the region tomorrow, with much heavier and more widespread coverage arriving late Saturday night, extending into Sunday morning. Although the bulk of the action will be over by the late morning hours Sunday, we still expect lingering showers to last into the late afternoon hours. Monday brings us passing clouds in between two events, as we expect another disturbance to arrive late Monday night. This second round of rain will exit by the afternoon hours Tuesday and this will setup next Wednesday with sunny skies and much warmer temps. Speaking of temps, today through the middle – late part of next week will feature above average temps, with overnight lows in particular sitting roughly 12 – 18 degrees above average for this time of year (normal high for the valley is in the mid 60’s, low in the mid 30’s). 

Passing clouds this morning will give way to some sunshine this afternoon, but this could easily switch back to partly sunny skies as moisture streams into the region from the south. Isolated showers are likely to develop along the escarpment closer to sunset but for the most part it will be a dry day across the majority of SW NC. Temps will rise to the low 50’s – low 60’s depending upon elevation and a light SE wind around 5 – 10 mph will be present throughout the day. Overnight into Saturday clouds will thicken up and temps will settle into the upper 40’s – low 50’s, with isolated shower coverage expanding to most all of SW NC by the pre dawn hours. 

Isolated showers continue to pepper the region tomorrow under cloudy skies and it seems the bulk of the action won’t arrive till the late afternoon/early evening hours, peaking in coverage around midnight. Temps will still be able to push into the mid 50’s – upper 60’s depending upon elevation, due to strong southerly flow ahead of the front, increasing wind speeds to an average of 10 – 15mph out of the south. Shower coverage peaks overnight into Sunday, however coverage will continue through most of the day, winding down significantly by the mid – late afternoon hours, after a half inch or more of rain has fallen across the region. Temps Sunday will be a degree or two cooler than Saturday (mid 50’s – mid 60’s) but with the southerly wind, it won’t be that chilly outside. Overnight lows both nights will dip into the upper 40’s – low 50’s once again, which will likely the average for all of next week as we continue to enjoy above average temps. 

Monday through the middle of next week brings us passing clouds to start the week, scattered showers Tuesday and then sunshine Wednesday. This is due to a second disturbance swinging through the region overnight into Tuesday, prompting another half inch rain event for the region. Temps Monday push into the low 60’s – low 70’s and cool down to the upper 50’s – low 70’s Tuesday and Wednesday, but this is well above average by about 10 degrees, so enjoy the warmth while it last as we could easily revert to below normal temps at any time. 

Overall, passing clouds today, light showers tomorrow and then a much heavier rain event Saturday night into Sunday, followed by a reprieve Monday and then more showers Tuesday, clearing up just in time for Wednesday. ENJOY! 


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