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Forecast Last Updated at Monday, April 22, 2019 at 6:58PM

Clear Night; Warmer Tuesday

Sunshine remains as the main player in our forecast once again on Tuesday and this warrants another 5-Golfball designation as we top the 80-degree mark. Wednesday will also be very nice, but there will be more mid-level cloudiness to contend with. Some showers and possible thundershowers return for late Thursday and Friday. An early peek at next weekend favors dry, pleasant weather for a change.

After last weekend's mountaintop snow event, we are packing-up the Snowman-O-Mometer for the season as we see no more wintry threats on the horizon!

Merlefest 2019 is this week, Thursday through Sunday. In 4 days, you can see: The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush, Wynonna Judd, Brandi Carlile, Steep Canyon Rangers, Amos Lee, Keb Mo, Dailey and Vincent, Scythian, Radney Foster, Kruger Brothers, Chatham County Line, The Waybacks, and nearly 100 other great artists. The weather is looking good to great (see our Hourly Forecast for Details).

Monday

Hi: 77 Lo: 45

Clear skies; Nice; Calm wind
Tuesday

Hi: 81 Lo: 52

Mostly sunny & warm; Clouds increase by late afternoon; Light SW wind
Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 53

Partly sunny & warm; Light NW wind
Thursday

Hi: 76 Lo: 55

Mostly cloudy; PM & nighttime showers likely & perhaps a thundershower
Friday

Hi: 71 Lo: 46

Mostly cloudy; Showers likely, mostly during the morning

Further Out

Saturday - Mostly sunny; Great weather to be outside; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 40s
Sunday - Partly sunny; Mild weather continues; High in the mid 70s; Low near 50 degrees

Forecast Discussion

High pressure will dominate area weather through midweek. Clear skies through the night with very comfortable temperatures sets up another sunny day on Tuesday with even warmer temps.

Increasing mid-and-high level moisture will generate more cloudiness on Wednesday, but it’s still going to be nice. A cold front approaches and pushes through on Friday as a low-pressure center passes by to our south. That will increase shower and thundershower opportunities going into Thursday and Friday.

With just a little luck, we can get the front out of here and a return to high pressure for the weekend. We are looking forward to the potential for a mostly clear, mild, dry weekend for
Merlefest.

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