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Jefferson , NC
Station located at Mountain View Elementary School

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, August 2, 2021 at 12:11PM

Nice Monday; Big Change A-Knocking

Monday is the nicest day of this forecast. Make the most of it. Cooler than average temperatures, dry weather, and a smoky haze are the items of note. But big changes are coming. Clouds increase later today. Showers and thundershowers arrive later tonight and dominate Tuesday. Temperatures Tuesday will be cooler than you think possible in August! Scattered showers and thundershower linger into Wednesday. From there we make a slow transition back to our regular summer programming.

The 2022 Blue Ridge Calendar Photo Contest is complete. Our Grand Prize Winner is Valerie Seals with her photo of Big Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But there are 14 other winning photos. See all the winning photos at the 2022 Blue Ridge Calendar Photo Gallery. Many thanks to all the photographers who shared their time and talent with us. Once again, we had stunning photography to choose from.

We are now preparing the calendar for the printer and hope to be selling calendars by the end of August.

Monday

Hi: 75 Lo: 58

Sun filtered through a smoky haze, then increasing clouds; Showers & t-showers develop late tonight; NW wind 5-10 mph, becoming East & light tonight
Tuesday

Hi: 65 Lo: 55

Cloudy; Unseasonably cool; Showers and t-showers; SE wind 5-15 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 69 Lo: 57

Generally cloudy; Scattered showers and t-showers; SE wind 5-10 mph, becoming light
Thursday

Hi: 74 Lo: 59

Mostly to partly cloudy; Isolated daytime showers & t-showers
Friday

Hi: 75 Lo: 60

Partly cloudy; Isolated showers & t-showers

Further Out

Saturday - Partly cloudy; Warmer; Isolated afternoon t-showers; High in the upper 70s; Low near 60 degrees
Sunday - Scattered cloud; Warmer; Isolated afternoon t-showers; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A seasonally anomalous broad/deep trough is being established from Canada into the Southeast U. S. A front is stalled to our south, stretching from Cape Hatteras to South Georgia, the Gulf Coast, and to South Texas. The front holds that position from today through Saturday, then fades off the map. A couple disturbances ride the front from west to east Tuesday and Wednesday. By next week, we'll return to typical summer weather (Bermuda High, humid, warm daily afternoon convection).

Today is the nicest day of the forecast period. Temperatures below seasonal averages, dry, and a smoky haze. Clouds increase later today and showers/thundershowers arrive later tonight.

A new book to read may be in order for Tuesday. Expect rain with a thunderstorm possible. Temperatures will be ridiculously cool for August. Wednesday will have a few breaks in the rain. I called coverage "scattered" but that might be too optimistic.

Beginning Thursday, meteorological order is gradually restored by early next week. Temperature get closer to seasonal norm each day. Thursday could have an isolated shower or thundershower anytime during the day, but Friday and beyond brings daytime heating-driven isolated PM showers and thundershowers.

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