Forecast Last Updated at Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:22PM
Fair weather continues across western North Carolina this evening, but the high cloudiness in the sky is a result of the cirrus exhaust from Hurricane Maria off the East Coast of the United States. We’ll have no weather of note this week as sinking air to the west of the hurricane encourages plenty of sunshine. It will be continue to be unseasonably warm until a cooldown toward the end of the week.
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Hi: 85 Lo: 60
Becoming mostly clear; Light north wind
Hi: 85 Lo: 62
Mostly sunny; Quite warm; Light NE wind
Hi: 87 Lo: 64
More of the same; Sunshine & unseasonably warm; Light north wind
Hi: 84 Lo: 57
Scattered clouds; Note quite as warm
Hi: 78 Lo: 53
Scattered clouds; Seasonal temperatures
Saturday - Mostly clear; Feeling more like fall; High in the lower 70s; Low near 50 degrees
Sunday - Lots of sunshine; Quite pleasant; High in the lower 70s; Low near 50 degrees
Hurricane Maria will make a close brush with the Outer Banks Tuesday night and Wednesday, with some wind and rain expected there (some wind gusts into tropical-storm force territory). Subsiding air to the west of Maria will promote a high pressure ridge over the local area for much of the workweek, resulting in tranquil weather conditions.
Another prominent weather story will be the continuation of above-normal temperatures, running 5 to 10 degrees warmer than average through Thursday.
A dry cold front will push through the region on Thursday, followed by a secondary push of cooler air for the weekend. By the weekend, temperatures will finally settle closer to end-of-September norms.
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