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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:56PM

100% Chance Of Pleasant

Nearly-perfect weather conditions will be with us this evening and through the weekend with abundant sunshine, reduced humidity levels, and pleasantly cooler nighttimes. Speaking of nighttime, the “Blue Moon” tonight should be quite bright/spectacular under generally clear skies. Daytime high temperatures will still get above normal, but the drier air mass will allow it to feel quite nice. It's going to be a nearly perfect summer weekend across western North Carolina. Rain chances remain excluded from the forecast until next Wednesday.

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Friday

Hi: 84 Lo: 58

Mostly clear; Cooler; North wind 5-10 mph
Saturday

Hi: 86 Lo: 59

Mostly sunny; Nice weather to be outside; NW wind 5-10 mph
Sunday

Hi: 87 Lo: 61

Mostly sunny; Very warm; Light wind
Monday

Hi: 88 Lo: 62

Mostly sunny; More nice weather, but rather hot by afternoon
Tuesday

Hi: 89 Lo: 64

Lots of sunshine; A hot afternoon

Further Out

Wednesday - Partly to mostly sunny; Widely-separated PM showers & t-storms; More humid; High in the upper 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Thursday - Partly sunny with scattered PM showers & t-storms; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s

Forecast Discussion

The meteorology team at Ray’s Weather Center gets a nice break from any challenging weather forecasts over the next few days as we enjoy the benefits of Canadian high pressure settling over western North Carolina. A nearly stationary front running from the coastal Carolinas back southwestward into the interior Southeast will gradually wash-out over the next few days, keeping the local area in a very dry and stable environment.

This translates to bright sunshine, reduced humidity levels and overall fantastic weather to get outside and capitalize on those mid-summer activities.

And now, for the downside: Part of the mountains are quite dry, and this extended dry spell will only exacerbate those conditions. (See the Drought Monitor for the Southeast United States). Looking ahead, isolated thundershowers will return to the forecast by next Wednesday. A cold front might get close enough to increase the coverage of PM showers and thunderstorms by next Thursday.

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