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Old Fort

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Old Fort , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5:47AM

Friday Thunder, Then Quiet

Skies will be partly sunny today with scattered afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms expected. Once we get past this evening, we’ve got a mostly sunny, dry weekend on the weather menu. Temperatures will continue to run above average. Eclipse weather on Monday looks about as good as can normally be expected for this time in August: Scattered clouds and only an isolated afternoon pop-up shower or thundershower.

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Hi: 91 Lo: 66

Partly sunny after patchy early fog; Muggy; Scattered PM showers & t-storms; Light SW wind becoming NW at night

Hi: 88 Lo: 64

Considerable sunshine; Warm; Light & variable wind

Hi: 89 Lo: 66

Abundant sunshine; Remaining quite warm; Light wind

Hi: 89 Lo: 66

Partly to mostly sunny for Eclipse day; Just an isolated pop-up shower or thundershower during the afternoon; Very warm

Hi: 89 Lo: 66

Partly cloudy; Hit-or-miss PM showers & thunderstorms

Further Out

Wednesday - Partly sunny; Scattered showers & thunderstorms, mostly PM; High in the upper 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Thursday - Partly cloudy with leftover daytime shower; Becoming mostly clear late; Not as warm; High in the lower 80s; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

A cold front is inbound, and will be passing through western North Carolina this evening. Accompanying the front will be a broken line of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and into the evening. Thereafter, skies will become mostly clear.

High pressure will control the weather over the weekend, promoting mostly clear skies and rather warm temperatures. Today’s frontal boundary will be stalled over the interior Southeast, and will start inching back northward as a warm front on Monday before fading from the weather map. Most of the deeper moisture will stay to our south, so we expect a good shot at seeing the Eclipse with scattered afternoon clouds and a only a renegade pop-up shower.

A slightly better chance for PM showers and thunderstorms will come on Tuesday as moisture and instability increase. Another cold front will be approaching by midweek and moving through on Thursday with our next enhanced coverage period of showers and thunderstorms.


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