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Another Round of Showers Today; Sunny and HOT Friday

Published: 4.28.16 6:19am

Good Morning Folks! We’re off to another mild start this morning with temps in the low – upper 50’s depending upon elevation and this will set the stage for another warm afternoon, even with clouds overhead. We picked up a tenth - quarter inch of rain yesterday and the higher totals were right along the Great Balsams. Today will feature an increase in shower coverage from yesterday and we should wrap things up this evening with clearing skies overnight into Friday. Sunny and hot will be words used to describe tomorrow as the lower elevations hit the low 80’s, which is roughly 10 – 12 degrees above average for this time of year. Clouds return to us on Saturday and isolated showers develop late, continuing overnight into Sunday and it now seems scattered showers are a decent bet for Sunday. Isolated showers stick around for Monday and Tuesday and its possible coverage will increase as we near early next week, however our confidence is not very high right now pertaining to details past Sunday. Temps do cool down somewhat past the weekend so although shower chances stick around, this could be welcomed news for those wishing to enjoying spring like temps. All in all we’ll deal with showers today, warm temps tomorrow, increasing clouds Saturday, more rain Sunday and continuing pop up showers with cooler temps early next week. 

Today will bring us another round of showers past midday as clouds this morning wane and then increase as we near the noon hour, setting the stage once again for scattered showers. Although clouds will be on the rise temps will not be held back as they climb to the mid 60’s – upper 70’s once again, making for a somewhat muggy afternoon. Most locations across SW NC stand a chance to pick up tenth – quarter inch of rain and it’s possible a handful of sites experience higher totals if a thunderstorm were to develop. Overnight into Friday showers will come to an end and clearing skies will ensue, allowing temps to dip into the upper 40’s – mid 50’s depending upon elevation. 

Friday through the weekend will bring us a full day of sunshine, a day with half sun and half clouds and a day full of cloudy skies and spotty showers. With mostly sunny skies overhead Friday temps will soar into the upper 60’s – low 80’s depending upon elevation, however there should be a light breeze to help deal with the above average temps. Saturday brings clouds back to the region and its possible isolated showers develop before sunset, however the better setup for rain will be Sunday as a low pressure system skirts the region. This will provide us with another tenth – quarter inch of rain for the region and for seasonal allergy sufferers this is welcomed news. Temps Saturday will climb to the low 60’s – upper 70’s, however drop to the upper 50’s – low 70’s Sunday due to cloud cover and shower activity. Overnight lows for the most part will settle into the upper 40’s – mid 50’s each night. 

Monday through the middle of next week isn’t overly complicated but there are some differences among the models and as such we want to err on the side of caution, so keep this in mind as the forecast is likely to change. As of right now we are leaning toward isolated showers both Monday and Tuesday, possibly decreasing to only passing clouds by Wednesday. Temps will remain near normal as they only push into the upper 50’s – mid 70’s and with more clouds than sun overhead it will feel more like spring than early summer. Overnight lows are likely to settle into the mid 40’s – low 50’s, which is more appropriate for late April/early May. 

Overall, more showers today, sunny and hot tomorrow, increasing clouds Saturday and scattered showers Sunday followed by isolated showers Monday and Tuesday. ENJOY! 

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