Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:11PM
It’s the warmest day so far this spring, as high temperatures this afternoon resembled June more than the end of April. We had plenty of sunshine with isolated late-day showers and thunderstorms. Sunday will have a few extra clouds around, keeping temperatures suppressed a bit, but still warm. A hit-or-miss afternoon or nighttime shower or thundershower will be around, although the best coverage of rainfall will come on Monday.
The Golf-O-Meter is now the Raccoon-O-Meter celebrating MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC, through Sunday! There’s a full schedule today with great music all day on 12 stages. Today's weather was summerlike with lots of sunshine after early low clouds. Sunday will have a few extra clouds, but still nice and warm. Only an isolated late-day shower or thundershower will be possible. See our Hour by Hour MerleFest Forecast for details.
Hi: 83 Lo: 63
Partly to mostly cloudy; A stray evening shower or thunderstorm; South wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 78 Lo: 62
Partly sunny & unseasonably warm again; Widely-separated afternoon & nighttime showers & thundershowers; South wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 71 Lo: 48
Mostly cloudy with showers & thunderstorms likely; Clearing & cooler Monday night; South wind 5-15 mph & gusty
Hi: 73 Lo: 49
Bright & sunny; Pleasant
Hi: 75 Lo: 55
Partly sunny; More clouds Wednesday night with a chance for showers
Thursday - Cloudy with showers; Maybe a thundershower; High in the mid 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Friday - Early showers possible; Decreasing clouds; Much cooler; High in the lower 60s; Low in the lower 40s
The weather map configuration this weekend is summerlike, with an early-season Bermuda High pressure system in command. That will dictate much above-normal temperatures, particularly today, as we run nearly 15-degrees above normal. An isolated afternoon thunderstorm is possible during the “heat” of the day and into the evening.
Low-level moisture will be on the increase on Sunday, increasing clouds a bit, but still not detracting from a nice, warm day. Again, an widely-scattered shower or thundershower will be possible during the afternoon and Sunday night.
The best chance for rain will come on Monday as a cold front traverses the region. Clearing gets underway Monday night, and it will be noticeably cooler. Tuesday will be bright, sunny, cooler and pleasant.
A storm system emerging into the lower Mississippi River valley by midweek will head our way for Thursday, sending a strong cold front in our direction. Showers and thunderstorms are expected with this system, and this could be a healthy rainfall producer.
Unsettled weather could linger into Friday, as the weather turns decidedly cooler for the end of next week and the start of the following weekend.
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