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Jefferson , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:54PM

PM Storms, Diminishing Tonight... Repeat

We've begun a period of daily afternoon-evening shower and thunderstorm events thanks to the Bermuda high off the coast. Expect hit or miss showers and storms lingering through tonight. We'll have plenty of dry hours each day, but we'll also contend "splash and dash" events. You can do the outdoor stuff, but be prepared.

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Tuesday

Hi: 84 Lo: 67

Mostly to partly cloudy; Isolated shower and thunderstorms, diminishing overnight; Light SW wind
Wednesday

Hi: 84 Lo: 67

Mix of clouds & sunshine; Scattered afternoon showers & t-storms; Warm & humid; Light West wind
Thursday

Hi: 81 Lo: 66

Becoming mostly cloudy; Scattered afternoon & overnight showers & t-storms; Warm & humid; SW wind 5-15 mph
Friday

Hi: 80 Lo: 65

Intervals of clouds & sun; Scattered PM thunder; Warm & humid
Saturday

Hi: 80 Lo: 65

Partly sunny; Scattered PM thunder; Warm & humid

Further Out

Sunday - Scattered clouds; Scattered PM t-showers; High near 80 degrees; Low in the mid 60s
Monday - Mix of clouds and sun; Scattered PM t-showers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A front will remain to our north (MD, VA, KY) for the next 7 days with high pressure centered in the Western Atlantic extending into the Southeast. An added bonus will be a tropical feature circling the perimeter of high pressure Wednesday through Friday--up the Mississippi River Valley then NE to West Virginia and exiting via Maryland.

The result will be mostly afternoon showers and storms with a few heavy periods of rain mixed in. Each day will have plenty of dry hours, but outdoor plans must include the afternoon rain potential. One exception to the "afternoon" emphasis may be Thursday night as shower/storm activity may keep going with the tropical low to our northwest.

Temperatures... Muggy conditions last through all 7 days. Today and Wednesday will be the warmest of this forecast period (but not quite as warm as the last few days). Then daytime temperatures settle back 3-4 degrees. A front may make it to us by next Tuesday interrupting the "wash, rinse, repeat" pattern.

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