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Sugar Mountain Top , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:54PM

Nice Evening; Tropical Storm in the Gulf

This evening's weather continues the pleasant them that we've enjoyed today. Tropical Storm Nestor was named earlier today and will be along the Florida Panhandle early Saturday, then move northeast into southeast North Carolina by early Sunday. Clouds increase quickly Saturday, and rain will arrive here around mid-afternoon. Yes, a raincoat will be needed by the second half of the App State Homecoming Football Game. Steadier rain will fall Saturday night. The good news here is that rain exits very early Sunday, and Sunday will quickly become pleasant.

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Cloudy, Mid 50s
2nd Half showers
SE wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 51 Lo: 32

Mostly clear; Frost possible in deeper valleys; Light South wind

Hi: 45 Lo: 41

Becoming cloudy; Showers arriving around mid-afternoon; More significant rain Sat. night; Cool; SE wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 55 Lo: 44

Early clouds with light rain possible; Then decreasing clouds & warmer; Nice finish; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming light Sun. night

Hi: 53 Lo: 46

Becoming cloudy; Some afternoon light rain possible near the Blue Ridge; Rain showers area-wide Mon. night

Hi: 49 Lo: 33

Cloudy; Showers lingering into early afternoon; Somewhat cooler

Further Out

Wednesday - Sunshine returns; Cool but nice; High in the upper 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Thursday - Generally clear; Pleasant fall weather; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure centered in the Ohio Valley shifts to the Mid-Atlantic overnight.

A Tropical Storm (Nestor) is quickly moving through the Central Gulf of Mexico. It moves northeast into the Florida Panhandle early Saturday, across Georgia, and into southeast North Carolina by Sunday. It will be off the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Sunday afternoon.

A broad swath of rain accompanies Nestor. Skies become cloudy early Saturday, and rain develops around mid-afternoon. More significant rain arrives Saturday night. The good news is that this is about a 12-15 hour event for us. Rain exits quickly, early Sunday morning. You'll need a jacket Saturday, then a raincoat by late Saturday.

Sunday will be the nicer of the two weekend days with temperatures quickly rebounding in Nestor's wake.

The next front from the west arrives early Tuesday morning. Clouds increase again Monday with some drizzle or light rain possible in the afternoon Monday. Showers develop Monday night lasting into early Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday and Thursday, high pressure overtakes Southeast. We'll have relatively pleasant weather with temperatures slightly below seasonal norms.

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