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Sugar Mountain Top , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 6:01PM

Stray Evening Shower

A tropical low moved to the South Carolina Coast today. From there, it heads slowly up the Atlantic Coast Thursday through Sunday. Precipitation from this feature mostly missed us--we only saw isolated afternoon showers. More of the same Thursday as the low progresses up the coast. The ghost of a front moves across the Appalachians Saturday giving a modest boost to afternoon thundershower coverage Friday ("widely scattered") and Saturday ("scattered"). Temperatures are warm, but somewhat warmer Thursday and Friday.

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Hi: 70 Lo: 59

Partly to mostly cloudy; Stray evening showers possible; Light East wind

Hi: 71 Lo: 60

Scattered afternoon clouds; Warmer; Isolated afternoon t-showers; Light SE wind

Hi: 73 Lo: 61

Scattered clouds; Widely scattered PM t-showers; Light, variable wind

Hi: 69 Lo: 60

Becoming mostly cloudy; Scattered, mostly afternoon showers and storms

Hi: 70 Lo: 60

Scattered clouds; Cannot rule out a late-day t-shower

Further Out

Monday - Partly cloudy; Isolated afternoon thundershowers; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 50s
Tuesday - Few clouds; Pleasant; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A tropical low moved east across Georgia yesterday and has reached the Carolina coast today. It then trolls the Atlantic Coast from North Carolina (Thursday) to Maine (Sunday). It remained far enough away to be only a minor player in our weather today--we saw isolated afternoon thundershowers. With the low being in relatively close proximity again Thursday, the isolated shower chance remains. Add clouds as well.

Warmer air arrives behind the low Thursday and Friday. Then the "ghost of a front" moves across the Southern Appalachians Saturday increasing afternoon thundershower coverage Friday (widely scattered) and Saturday (scattered). Both days will have plenty of dry hours. Friday will be warmer than Saturday.

The rest of this forecast has little to report. A front remains stationary to our south stretching from the Carolina Coast, across Georgia, and westward to Arkansas. High pressure centered just to our north gains a little more control reducing afternoon thundershower activity to little or none. Temperatures will be near seasonal norms.

Sugar Mountain Resort Activities

The Summit Express & Easy Street chairlifts and the bike park are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Monday, September 7.

The Summit Crawl results are available at Big Kahuna Timing.

The junior gravity mountain bike camp is July 10-12.

July 17-19, the Avery County Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, a three-day juried festival welcomes visitors at no charge and brings an eclectic gathering of unique fine artists and master crafters to the foot of beautiful Sugar Mountain.

The Downhill Southeast is the region’s premier downhill mountain bike race series. Join in on the action as racers from around the US do battle on Sugar’s classic downhill tracks August 8 & 9!

Please take a moment to understand the COVID-19 procedures and protocals for summer activity at Sugar Mountain Resort so you can best prepare for a safe and enjoyable visit.

Next winter’s season pass is now on sale. Cash in on great savings if you purchase before October 16.

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort gift cards make a great gift for any occasion.

Check out the live webcams and visit us on Instagram.

Enjoy a look at the past 50 years of Sugar Mountain in this documentary.



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