Forecast Last Updated at Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:35AM
Strong Warming & Dry
Sunshine dominates over the next few days along with a big warm-up. This will warrant a 5-Golfball designation today and Tuesday. 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).
Hi: 74 Lo: 48
Mostly sunny & much warmer; NW wind 5-10 mph becoming calm tonight
Hi: 80 Lo: 53
Mostly sunny & warm; Clouds increase by late afternoon; Light SW wind
Hi: 79 Lo: 54
Partly sunny & warm; Light NW wind
Hi: 77 Lo: 56
Mostly cloudy; PM & nighttime showers likely & perhaps a thundershower
Hi: 72 Lo: 48
Mostly cloudy; Showers likely, mostly during the morning
Saturday - Mostly sunny; Great weather to be outside; High in the mid 70s; Low near 50 degrees
Sunday - Partly sunny; Mild weather continues; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s
High pressure will dominate area weather through midweek. After a chilly start to the day, expect strong warming to push temperatures back above normal. Tuesday will be mostly sunny and even warmer.
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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