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Jefferson , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:41PM

Intermittent Rain

Look at it this way...we've had much wetter days and weekends over the last month or so. Rain arrived this morning and persists on and off at times through Sunday. We come out on top today as it will be more off than on this afternoon with some sunny breaks. Showers (some thunder) become more prevalent this evening and tonight. The story is similar Sunday with periods of light rain. However, the take away for the weekend is wet, NOT a washout. Wholesale drying occurs behind a cool front Sunday night with a few pleasant days early next week.

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Hi: 59 Lo: 51

Mostly cloudy; Scattered evening and nighttime showers or t-showers; Light SE wind (except SW 10-20 mph at higher elev's)

Hi: 59 Lo: 39

Generally cloudy; Scattered showers ; West wind 5-15 mph becoming NW Sun. night

Hi: 55 Lo: 35

Scattered clouds; Cool & breezy; NW wind 10-20 mph with gusts to 35 mph

Hi: 60 Lo: 42

Becoming cloudy late; A bit warmer; Showers move in late Tues. night

Hi: 50 Lo: 42

Cloudy; Chilly; Rain

Further Out

Thursday - Generally cloudy; Showers persist, mostly AM; Cool, but not as cool; High in the upper 50s; Low in the lower 40s
Friday - Mostly sunny; Warming up; High in the lower 60s; Low near 40 degrees

Forecast Discussion

Between now and Monday morning an area of low pressure is moving southeast from the Central Plains to the Georgia coast passing overhead late tonight. A warm front wobbles north ahead of the low today and tonight followed by a cool front arriving from the west Sunday. All of these ingredients spell out a prolonged period of rain and intermittent showers beginning this morning and persisting through Sunday. That said, this is not a steady or heavy rain event with several breaks in the action today and tomorrow. Additionally, convective robbing in Alabama and Georgia this morning has put a big dent in rain totals. More organized showers (some thunder) return this evening and tonight as the low moves through western NC.

Monday and Tuesday are dry and quite nice as another area of low pressure gains steam moving from the Southern Plains eastwards along the Gulf Coast. Clouds increase late Tuesday with showers breaking out Wednesday. It's fair to call it a "chilly rain" for late April with temperatures 15 degrees or more below normal.

By Thursday the low turns north and heads up the East Coast with showers continuing in the morning hours. Thereafter, broad high pressure builds across eastern half of the country. Meaning, we'll get paid back for this weekend in a big way with near perfect May conditions to start off the month and lasting for several days.


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