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Jefferson , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, May 2, 2016 at 5:54PM

Showers & Storms

A slow-moving front stretches from Pennsylvania to Middle Tennessee and to Louisiana. Energy continues to move northeast from the Gulf along the front into tonight. Showers and thundershowers that developed this afternoon continue into this evening and tonight. Even a strong storm is possible this evening. Showers continue well into Tuesday. Temperatures this afternoon have a tropical feel with high humidity. Tuesday is less warm. Colder air arrives Wednesday night. Yes, that's a mention of snow showers Thursday as cold Canadian air arrives.

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Hi: 74 Lo: 56

Cloudy; Showers & t-showers (a heavier evening storm possible); SW wind 5-10 mph becoming NW

Hi: 67 Lo: 44

Mostly cloudy with daytime showers; Light west wind becoming NW 5-15 mph

Hi: 58 Lo: 39

Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out a daytime shower; A few nighttime showers; Turning colder; West wind 5-15 mph, becoming NW & gusty late Wed. night

Hi: 49 Lo: 36

Generally cloudy with showers & snow showers; Chilly & blustery

Hi: 55 Lo: 41

Mostly to partly cloudy; Maybe an early shower; Clearing Fri. night; Still unseasonably cool

Further Out

Saturday - Becoming sunny; Warmer; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Sunday - Sunny; Pleasant; High in the mid 70s; Low near 50 degrees

Forecast Discussion

The next three days bring eventful weather including the storms this evening and tonight and much colder weather by Thursday complete with snowflakes.

After a complex weekend of weather, tonight is active but less complex. A front is crawling east, currently stretching from the Pennsylvania to Middle Tennessee to Louisiana. Energy and moisture moves along the front from the Gulf. Add in daytime heating and all the ingredients are there for evening and nighttime showers with a few storms mixed in. The thunder threat diminishes late tonight.

Tuesday, the front is located to our east but still close enough to spark a few showers. Temperatures will be only a few degrees less warm.

A sharp Canadian front moves through from the northwest Wednesday night. I cannot rule out a daytime shower, but more showers arrive Wednesday night with colder air.

The core of upper-level energy moves through Thursday. It will be cold (by May standards) and blustery with showers and snow showers. Pretty impressive for the first week of May.

After Thursday, it's a process of restoring Spring order to the weather map. Friday has morning clouds with an early shower or drizzle possible. Clouds decrease in the afternoon. Temperatures Friday will remain well below average for the date. The weekend has sunshine with gradually warmer temperatures. Order is completely restored Sunday--looks terrific.


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