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Bakersville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, May 21, 2018 at 4:47PM

Scattered Evening Thunder

We remain in a warm, humid southerly flow. Daytime heating as sparked scattered thundershowers this afternoon. Thundershowers continue this evening then taper off with the loss of daytime heating late. A "cannot rule out" shower possibility remains through the nighttime hours. Expect greater coverage of showers and storms Tuesday, focused on but not limited to the afternoon and evening hours. A front moves through from the Wednesday evening keeping scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the region. We will have a couple days with less rain (Thursday and Friday) before ramping back up for the weekend.

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Hi: 78 Lo: 57

Mostly cloudy; Scattered evening t-showers; Light SE wind

Hi: 77 Lo: 58

Mostly cloudy; Showers & thunderstorms, especially PM; South wind 5-15 mph by afternoon, then light at night

Hi: 80 Lo: 55

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 80 Lo: 56

Partly sunny; Isolated PM showers & t-showers

Hi: 80 Lo: 57

Partly sunny; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers

Further Out

Saturday - Intervals of sunshine & clouds; Scattered mostly PM t-showers; High near 80 degrees; Low in the mid 50s
Sunday - Mostly cloudy; Showers & t-showers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

The weather map continues to look more like July than May, complete with the potential for a tropical storm aimed at Louisiana for the weekend. A cold front will pass through Western NC from the north late Wednesday before fading off the map late Friday.

Tonight and Tuesday, we remain in a humid, southerly flow around a Bermuda high. We have mainly evening showers and thundershowers, although an overnight shower can't entirely be ruled out. Tuesday has more, and not completely limited to the PM hours.

The front moving through late Wednesday keeps scattered convection in our forecast Wednesday afternoon and evening. However, Thursday and Friday look drier with only isolated afternoon coverage Thursday and widely scattered Friday afternoon into the early evening.

The front fades off the map by Saturday allowing increased moisture to flow from the Gulf between the tropical low in Louisiana and the Bermuda High. Shower/thundershower coverage ramps up Saturday (scattered) and Sunday (widespread).


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