Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:19PM
Dry and Warm
Drier air is in place thanks to high pressure centered in Western Pennsylvania. Hurricane Maria is moving north and will effect the Outer Banks late Tuesday into Thursday (but probably not make landfall). In Western NC, enjoy warm, dry summer-like weather until a dry front moves through Thursday. Cooler air arrives by next weekend.
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Hi: 68 Lo: 51
Mostly clear; Pleasant; Light East wind
Hi: 67 Lo: 53
Few clouds; Very nice; Light East wind
Hi: 68 Lo: 54
Mostly clear; More of the same; Light NE wind
Hi: 69 Lo: 57
Lots of sun; Continued somewhat warmer than average; Breezy at night
Hi: 65 Lo: 51
More PM clouds; Not as warm; Breezy
Friday - Partly cloudy; A step cooler; High in the lower 60s; Low in the mid 40s
Saturday - Mostly clear; Cooler; High in the upper 50s; Low in the lower 40s
It would be difficult to write a nicer weather script for Western NC in late September. We are under the influence of high pressure centered in Western Pennsylvania and will eventually be in a subsidence region around the periphery of hurricane Maria (dry and warm because of sinking air). A dry front moves through Thursday. A secondary push of Canadian air arrives next weekend.
So, temperatures are summerish through Thursday. We'll be a step cooler Friday, and then noticeably cooler by the weekend. Dry weather prevails throughout. Winds will be a bit breezy late Wednesday and Thursday thanks to Maria, but not a problem.
Jose's remnant low is no longer a recognizable feature. Hurricane Maria is a Category 2 storm northeast of the Bahamas. It moves north during the next two days then stalls southeast of Cape Hatteras. Friday, Maria will be swept northeast by the front that moves through here Thursday.
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