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Old Fort , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 4:14AM

Warm and Dry

The weather for western NC over the next several days will be like clothes when they first come out of the dryer; warm and dry. Patchy fog will be present this morning and tomorrow morning but lots of sunshine and warm temperatures will follow. Temperatures remain warm through the weekend with scattered showers possible Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning. Most of the daytime should be dry though for the weekend. Similar weather continues early next week.

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Tuesday

Hi: 76 Lo: 52

Patchy fog early; Mostly sunny; Warm; Light & variable wind
Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 54

Patchy fog early, then mostly sunny; Warm; Light east wind
Thursday

Hi: 76 Lo: 54

Partly cloudy & warm; Light SE wind
Friday

Hi: 75 Lo: 54

Partly cloudy & warm; Mostly cloudy Friday night with a few showers possible late
Saturday

Hi: 74 Lo: 54

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers; Not as warm

Further Out

Sunday - Mostly cloudy early with a few showers possible; Clearing in the PM; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Monday - Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds in the PM; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure at the surface and aloft will keep any fronts to our north and west through Friday night. The weather will be similar each day, patchy fog early followed by sunshine and warm temperatures.

A cold front should move close enough to give us a chance of showers Friday night and Saturday. The front moves through Saturday but the air behind is not too chilly. There could be some residual moisture left over Sunday morning for a few showers. Much of the weekend daytime looks dry at this time. The weather early next week looks similar to the weekend.

Tropical storm Epsilon is over the central Atlantic and it could affect Bermuda as a hurricane by the end of the week but Epsilon does pose any threat to the US.

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