West end of the Elk River Airport (farthest from Banner Elk)
Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:09PM
Temperatures were a little above average today and will be a little warmer tomorrow. Clouds return Wednesday evening. There may be a few showers overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning and then storms could develop Thursday afternoon. Friday is dry and summer like. The weekend brings more warm temperatures and afternoon showers and storms before temperatures cool down Monday.
Hi: 68 Lo: 46
Partly cloudy early then clear; West wind 10-15 mph and gusty, becoming light
Hi: 76 Lo: 55
Partly to mostly cloudy; A bit warmer; Dry daytime; Isolated showers or t-showers overnight; SW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 80 Lo: 57
Partly to mostly cloudy; Widely scattered PM t-showers; West wind 10-20 mph and gusty
Hi: 82 Lo: 57
Mostly sunny and summer like
Hi: 81 Lo: 54
Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM t-storms
Sunday - Mostly cloudy; Less warm; Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms continuing into the evening; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 40s
Monday - Cloudy early then clearing; Cooler and windy; High in the upper 60s; Low in the mid 40s
High pressure hangs on through Wednesday afternoon. By Wednesday evening, a warm front will move north through western NC. A thunderstorm complex should develop along that front in the Ohio Valley and move our way but the storms should weaken quite a bit before entering western NC. However, there could be some leftover showers late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Temperatures are a little above average today and Wednesday.
Afternoon and evening storms could fire up Thursday ahead of a dying cold front. Summer like air dominates Friday as temperatures will be well above average but it is dry. A cold front will approach for the weekend and it should provide afternoon and evening storms both days. The front passes through Sunday with much cooler air behind it for Sunday night and Monday.
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