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Phillips Gap , NC
ASU Dark Sky Observatory, 1 mi E of Blue Ridge Pkwy

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:15AM

Dry Today into Monday

A front moved through to South Georgia Saturday night. High pressure in the Ohio Valley moves east, giving us dry, cool weather today into Monday. But that front returns Tuesday as a warm front. It along with the next two fronts from the west will be nearby Monday night through Friday. Tuesday through Friday has relatively warm temperatures and potential for rain.

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Hi: 49 Lo: 29

Decreasing clouds; Cool; NW wind becoming light

Hi: 47 Lo: 39

Becoming cloudy in the PM; Cool; Rain develops with fog Mon. night; Wind becoming SE 5-15 mph & gusty at higher elev's Mon. night

Hi: 53 Lo: 47

Generally cloudy with fog; Periods of rain through evening; Light SW wind, except breezy at higher elev's

Hi: 63 Lo: 52

Lots of clouds; Periods of mostly light rain;

Hi: 63 Lo: 48

Generally cloudy; Periods of rain

Further Out

Friday - Mostly cloudy day; Clouds decrease Fri. night; Periods of rain possible through evening; High near 60 degrees; Low in the upper 30s
Saturday - More sun than clouds; Maybe we can squeeze in a dry day; Cooler; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

For the next 6 days, we are in a meteorological tug of war between a relatively warm airmass to our southeast and a relatively cool airmass in the Great Lakes and Northern Plains. The cooler air is in control today into Monday, but the warmer air will be in control beginning late Tuesday. Caught in the middle ground, we'll have lots of clouds and potential for rain from late Monday through the daytime Friday. Rain will not be all-day rainouts and will not be heavy, but no outdoor activity can be declared "safe" during this period.

High pressure move from the Ohio Valley today to New Jersey Monday. Monday a cool wedge digs down the east side of the Appalachians. Clouds decrease today then increase tomorrow.

Saturday's front returns from the south as a warm front Tuesday. Expect areas of rain to develop late Monday continuing well into Tuesday. Fog becoming an issue Monday night and Tuesday.

A warmer airmass establishes itself in the Southern Appalachians Wednesday into Friday with a weak front waffling southward then northward. Periods of rain remain in play.

We are finally rescued by the next front from the west arriving Friday evening. Clouds decrease Friday night and cooler air arrives leading to a more sunny but cooler Saturday.


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