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Elk River West , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1:33PM

Pleasant Late June

The weather map looks rather benign through the weekend. Broad high pressure takes the at-large seat and holds course until Sunday. Coverage of showers and storms gradually increases each day, but stays below the speed limit. Today is dry with filtered sunshine through high clouds. Thursday has a "cannot rule out" afternoon thundershower followed by isolated PM thunder Friday. Don't sweat the small stuff.

Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 56

Filtered sunshine; Seasonal temperatures; NW wind 5-15 mph
Thursday

Hi: 81 Lo: 58

Partly cloudy and warm; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower or t-shower; SE wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 80 Lo: 59

A good deal of sunshine early; Widely scattered PM showers and storms; Light wind
Saturday

Hi: 79 Lo: 60

Afternoon clouds; Widely scattered PM showers and thunderstorms
Sunday

Hi: 79 Lo: 60

Partly cloudy; Isolated PM showers and storms

Further Out

Monday - Partly cloudy; Isolated PM showers & storms; High in the upper 70s; Low near 60 degrees
Tuesday - Mix of sun & clouds; Isolated afternoon & evening showers & storms; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

There's no reason to belabor a fairly simple forecast. High pressure dominates the Southeast through Sunday with a gradual uptick in moisture. What's missing is a good trigger for an organized rain event so we're left with daytime heating and terrain effects to get the job done. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the weekend afternoons turns out a little more stormy than what's advertised, but there's no evidence today to justify that move. So at this juncture we're not depicting any "game changing" weather for outdoor plans anytime soon.

A backdoor front moves through Monday morning with little fanfare or effect. In fact, more heat is added to the equation early next week. Of course by then it will be July and it will feel like it.

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