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Old Fort , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:01PM

Unsettled With A Cooling Trend

Expect another round of showers and thunderstorms tonight before midnight. Friday will feature more of the same, including some AM showers and storms. We get a noticeable cooling trend heading into the upcoming weekend. Coincident with the lowering of the temperatures will be unsettled weather with cloudier, showery weather for the Saturday-Sunday period.

Thursday

Hi: 93 Lo: 66

Partly to mostly cloudy with evening showers & thunderstorms likely; Calm wind
Friday

Hi: 85 Lo: 64

More clouds than sun; Showers & thunderstorms, mostly PM; Light & variable wind
Saturday

Hi: 79 Lo: 61

Generally cloudy; A few showers; Cooler; NE wind 5-10 mph
Sunday

Hi: 75 Lo: 60

Mostly cloudy; Perhaps a shower
Monday

Hi: 76 Lo: 60

Partly or mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out a shower

Further Out

Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & thundershowers; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Wednesday - Partly sunny with scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Warmer; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front is draped across the Ohio Valley and is inching in our direction. It will push southward into North Carolina on Friday, then south of the state over the weekend.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms return tonight. The coverage of rainfall goes up even more on Friday with the frontal proximity.

Behind the front, high pressure will wedge down the eastern slopes of the mountains in a cold air damming configuration. That will send temperatures tumbling back closer to normal, and even below-normal for the daytime. Showery weather will persist into Saturday as warmer air overruns the cooler air near the surface. Sunday looks like the drier of the two weekend days.

These cooler wedge effects will gradually erode as we get into next week.

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