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Old Fort

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Old Fort , NC
Weather Station located at the Old Fort Train Station and Museum in Historic Downtown Old Fort, NC.

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12:51PM

Lots of Clouds; Slowly Warmer

Friday's wedge of colder air is being scoured slowly from southwest to northeast. We remain in a soupy airmass with a front stalled nearby. Expect areas of fog Saturday night, and Sunday morning. We'll have some breaks in the clouds this afternoon. Temperatures gradually warm today and again Sunday. I cannot completely rule out a stray, light shower this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. The next front from the west arrives Monday. Expect more rain from midnight Sunday night until early Monday afternoon.

Saturday

Hi: 56 Lo: 48

Cloudy early with areas of fog; Slowly warmer; Cannot completely rule out a stray, light shower this afternoon or tonight; Light SW wind
Sunday

Hi: 71 Lo: 51

Lots of clouds with early fog; Warm for Feb.; Cannot rule out a stray, light shower; Then rain returns Sunday night; SW wind 5-10 mph
Monday

Hi: 61 Lo: 31

Cloudy with rain into early afternoon; Decreasing cloudiness; NW wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 50 Lo: 31

Partly cloudy & cooler; More rain likely Tuesday night
Wednesday

Hi: 55 Lo: 34

Morning rain; Decreasing cloudiness

Further Out

Thursday - More sunshine; Seasonal; High in the lower 60s; Low in the upper 30s
Friday - More clouds; Somewhat cooler; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

We remain in a tug of war between colder air to the north and a Bermuda High to our southeast. Being in the middle of competing pulls and pushes, expect clouds and areas of fog early. Today through Sunday, the warmer Bermuda High gradually takes a decisive edge on temperatures. A stray, light shower will be possible this afternoon, tonight, and into Sunday.

However, a front from the northwest moves through Monday with the next more pronounced period of rain--late Sunday night and Monday morning. After that, cooler air takes the tug of war win, for three days (Monday through Wednesday). Partial clearing commences Monday afternoon leading to a mostly clear and cooler Tuesday.

But no weather lasts long in this fast moving pattern. The next low from the Western Gulf moves across the Southeast Wednesday. Clouds return Tuesday night and rain is expected late Tuesday night until early afternoon Wednesday. Temperatures remain cool through Wednesday.

Timing and track becoming more difficult with the low that follows. I took the more optimistic route Thursday and Friday--a dry and milder Thursday, then more clouds Friday with a low suppressed to our south Friday; however, other opinions for a wetter Friday hold merit. We'll have more confidence on Friday one way or another in a couple days. Regardless, colder weather is expected next weekend.

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