Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:29AM
Two More Rounds of Showers/Storms
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will once again come into play primarily late this afternoon going into the early overnight hours Thursday. Like last night the showers and storms will be slow movers capable of producing localized flash flooding. An approaching front will lead to another day's worth of showers Thursday before drying out to end the work week. Much cooler air will be the theme this weekend with record low temperatures in jeopardy Saturday morning. A valley frost will also be possible in this time frame...ahhh, the joys.
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Hi: 69 Lo: 53
Partly to mostly cloudy; Afternoon and evening showers & storms; South wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 61 Lo: 46
Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; West wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 52 Lo: 34
Clouds early; Sunny afternoon & much cooler; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty; Nighttime valley frost possible
Hi: 56 Lo: 36
Mostly clear; Dry & beautiful
Hi: 59 Lo: 46
Scattered clouds; Pleasant
Monday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Ever-so-slight chance of a shower; High in the lower 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Tuesday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Comfy; High in the lower 60s; Low near 50 degrees
This forecast in the near term, though par for the course this time of year, is already starting to sound like a broken record. Until our cold front sweeps this air mass outta here Thursday evening showers and thundershowers will be around with an emphasis late today, tonight, and tomorrow.
It is a sight for sore eyes behind the front with at least two, perhaps three, dry and sunny days. We won't call them "warm", but it will be gorgeous. On the flip side of things the air will be chilly enough for a potential valley frost Saturday morning. There is a reason the old timers suggest waiting until Memorial Day to put your plants in the ground.
Beginning Sunday into early next week a warm front straddles the Upper Mississippi and Ohio Valley's coupled with a northwesterly flow aloft. This is the type pattern that can send complexes of showers and thunderstorms on a southeast trajectory into western NC. We will introduce isolated showers to the forecast for Memorial Day with a watchful eye on Monday night and again Tuesday night.
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