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Phillips Gap , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:50PM

Early Start to Summer

The season is ahead of schedule... I saw seersucker before Easter. This week brings July weather in May.
A weak front passes through this afternoon with a lingering isolated thundershower. That's it for rain until at least Thursday and maybe for the rest of this week. Warmer than average temperatures will be the prevailing weather story.

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Monday

Hi: 79 Lo: 56

Clearing; NW wind 5-15 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 80 Lo: 56

Lots of sunshine; Warm; Light wind becoming SE
Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 61

Some afternoon cloudiness; Warm; Light SE wind
Thursday

Hi: 83 Lo: 63

Some afternoon cloudiness; Warm; Cannot completely rule out an isolated afternoon t-shower
Friday

Hi: 84 Lo: 63

Some afternoon cloudiness; Warm; Renegade afternoon t-shower possible

Further Out

Saturday - Partly cloudy PM; Warm; Cannot completely rule out an isolated afternoon t-shower; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Sunday - Partly cloudy PM; Warm; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A weak front moves across the Appalachians this afternoon from west to east. Ahead of the front a lingering afternoon thundershower is possible. The front will stall to our south and east Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be slightly above seasonal averages each day. Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry.

The front moves to the north as a warm front Wednesday night, and warm high pressure overtakes the Southeast for the rest of this week and into next week. Thursday through at least the middle of next week, temperatures will be at least 10 degrees warmer than average. Record levels will be in reach early next week. Each day will have the potential for a heat-induced afternoon thundershower--isolated coverage at most.

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