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West Jefferson , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6:05PM

Refreshing

After a couple weeks of wet, active weather, we are enjoying a respite for the start of June. We can thank cool high pressure settling over us for a couple days. Today had cooler than averages temperatures, Tuesday will be about average, and Wednesday above average. With increasing temperatures comes increasing humidity. Afternoon and evening thundershowers return Thursday through Saturday, Friday may be the most active day.

Monday

Hi: 70 Lo: 50

Mostly clear; Light south wind
Tuesday

Hi: 76 Lo: 60

Lots of sunshine; Beautiful; Warmer; West wind 5-15 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 82 Lo: 61

Mostly sunny; Feeling like June; West wind 5-15 mph
Thursday

Hi: 79 Lo: 60

Scattered clouds; Warm; Widely scattered PM t-showers
Friday

Hi: 79 Lo: 59

More afternoon clouds; Scattered afternoon showers & thundershowers

Further Out

Saturday - Partly sunny; Widely scattered afternoon showers & thundershowers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Sunday - Few clouds; Less humid; Pleasant; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

The weather map has been so complicated for so long that today felt like a weather vacation. High pressure covers the Eastern U. S. and will gradually shift into the Atlantic. The first front this week stalls to our north, but a second will make it through our area from northwest to southeast late Saturday.

Tonight through Wednesday is dry. After a seasonally cool start to June, temperatures become progressively warmer Tuesday and Wednesday.

Increasing humidity is the story Thursday and Friday. We'll have plenty of dry hours Thursday through Saturday, but afternoon and evening thundershowers return. Friday may have the greatest coverage of the three days.

The front moving through late Saturday, ushers a return of cooler, drier air Sunday.

The biggest curiosity in the forecast will be a third tropical system in the Atlantic Basin this year developing this week. It will be in the Bay of Campeche through the workweek before moving toward Texas next weekend. "Cristobal" will be the name. It will not have any direct effect on our weather for the foreseeable future.

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