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Temp: 87.2°F
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Lenoir , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:58PM

Few Showers Around

A cold front moves through from the west this afternoon. The front is not impressive in terms of precipitation, widely scattered daytime showers. However, impressively cooler air is gradually introduced behind the front. Thursday and Friday are glorious as high pressure builds over the Great Lakes. Expect lots of sunshine, much less heat, and comfortable humidity levels.

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Hi: 89 Lo: 65

Partly cloudy; Widely scattered showers (maybe a t-shower); Light West wind

Hi: 84 Lo: 62

Becoming mostly sunny; Not as warm; North wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 81 Lo: 62

Lots of sunshine; Nice temperatures & humidity levels; Light North wind

Hi: 80 Lo: 61

Partly to mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower

Hi: 78 Lo: 60

Partly sunny; Comfortable; A passing afternoon shower or spotty light rain possible

Further Out

Monday - Mostly cloudy; Perhaps some spotty light rain; High in the mid 70s; Low near 60 degrees
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Perhaps some spotty light rain; High in the mid 70s; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

A cold front is moving through the foothills this afternoon. What it lacks in terms of rainfall is made up with considerably cooler air replacing the recent late summer surge. We have widely scattered showers today, most of which end by mid afternoon.

High pressure becomes centered over the Great Lakes Thursday and Friday before moving towards the interior Northeast this weekend. The next two days are exceptionally nice.

Western NC becomes situated in a moist easterly flow as the high slides into the Northeast Saturday and Sunday. Increased cloud cover helps to shave another few degrees off afternoon temperatures. Accompanying the moist flow is the opportunity for some spotty light rain or a couple of showers. The takeaway for the weekend is mostly cloudy and seasonably cool, not much rain.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey is in the Bay of Campeche today and may restrengthen into a hurricane as it runs into the Texas Coast this weekend. The storm will stall and then crawl towards Louisiana early next week then up through the Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys. It's likely we'll be impacted at some point the second half of next week, but it's way too early to get into the details. For now, we'll hold onto mostly cloudy skies Monday and Tuesday with a shower possible both days.

A second tropical disturbance currently in the Bahamas may strengthen as it lurks east of the Atlantic Coast early next week. It will have no direct effect on our weather.


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