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Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 7:05AM

Pleasant Weekend Finish

We conclude the weekend on a very nice note, with mostly sunny skies and very warm temperatures for late August. Eclipse Monday looks quite good, but there will be some additional cloud build-ups during the afternoon that will lead to some isolated showers and thundershowers, especially along the Blue Ridge. That will be the biggest bugaboo to eclipse viewers: Exactly where do those cumulus clouds grow in relation to your viewing angle? That will be rather situational, of course, but something to keep in mind for tomorrow. Humid weather returns for Tuesday and Wednesday, along with increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms by midweek. Cooler, drier conditions await for late next week.

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Sunday

Hi: 88 Lo: 67

Abundant sunshine; Warm; Light SE wind
Monday

Hi: 86 Lo: 67

Partly to mostly sunny for Eclipse day; Just an isolated pop-up shower or thundershower during the afternoon; Light SE wind
Tuesday

Hi: 87 Lo: 68

Partly sunny; Hit-or-miss PM showers and thundershowers; Light south wind
Wednesday

Hi: 84 Lo: 65

Partly sunny; Scattered showers & thunderstorms, mostly PM
Thursday

Hi: 79 Lo: 61

Perhaps a leftover shower into early afternoon; Becoming mostly sunny; Not as warm

Further Out

Friday - Lots of sunshine; Nice temperatures & humidity levels; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Saturday - Partly to mostly sunny; Continued nice; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

If you liked Saturday’s weather, then you are going to enjoy Sunday. Expect mostly sunny skies and very warm temperatures as high pressure remains in control of our weather.

The cold front that came through here late Friday is parked across the interior Southeast and will nudge slowly northward as a warm front before dissipating on Monday. The return of a southerly flow will bring back more humid air next week, and we do expect isolated showers and thundershowers for Eclipse Day. Hit-or-miss PM thundershowers will be with us on Tuesday as well.

A rather strong cold front for this time of year will be approaching on Wednesday and moving through the mountains and Foothills Wednesday night. As a result, Wednesday will be our best coverage day for showers and thunderstorms.

Behind the front, we look for a noticeably cooler and drier Thursday through Saturday around WNC.

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