Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:28PM
More Hot & Humid, Cool By Week's End
15 days this month have had measurable rainfall in Boone and that is the story for most all of the High Country as more showers and some storms scatter this evening into early tonight. More hot and humid with mainly afternoon showers and storms return Wednesday (better coverage over western slopes). A game changer in the form of a cold front comes through Thursday night making for a drier, sunnier, and cooler holiday weekend.
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Hi: 79 Lo: 57
Partly cloudy; Evening scattered showers & t-storms; SW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 73 Lo: 58
Partly to mostly cloudy; Showers & t-storms, mostly in the afternoon & evening; SW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 70 Lo: 50
Mostly to partly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; WSW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 62 Lo: 36
Mostly cloudy; Cooler; A lingering shower early but a dry daytime
Hi: 67 Lo: 40
Mostly clear; Dry & pleasant
Sunday - Partly cloudy; Pleasant; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Monday - Mostly cloudy; Isolated showers possible; High in the lower 70s; Low in the lower 50s
Evening showers and storms are primarily due to daytime heating and terrain effects across the mountains. Any that get going will produce locally heavy downpours thanks to their slow moving nature. Coverage is spotty but if you are caught beneath one you are wet.
The intense storm system and contributing players in the Central Plains finally moves east today and begins to weaken as it does so. The surface low pressure center moves towards the Great Lakes while a cold front sweeps across the center of the nation headed for the Ohio Valley by late Wednesday. Shower and thunderstorm coverage will once again pick up Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the front.
By Friday things calm down significantly in many ways. Temperatures fall to seasonably cool levels for a few days and we actually have scheduled a full dose of sunshine Saturday. In fact, mornings will be on the chilly side this weekend. It is still a little too early to dive into the details with regards to Memorial Day, but a return to afternoon showers and thundershowers is on the table.
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