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Spruce Pine , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:38PM

Warming Up

After a cold to chilly weekend, temperatures warm quickly today and Tuesday. Enjoy beautiful weather. Clouds increase Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, but dry, pleasant weather will hold through at least through Wednesday. The next round of showers and thunder showers arrives Thursday afternoon or Thursday night.

We bid farewell to the Snowman-O-Mometer until Fall. After the biggest December snowstorm in memory, the rest of winter was rather snow-anemic.

Merlefest 2019 is this week, Thursday through Sunday. In 4 days, you can see: The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush, Wynonna Judd, Brandi Carlile, Steep Canyon Rangers, Amos Lee, Keb Mo, Dailey and Vincent, Scythian, Radney Foster, Kruger Brothers, Chatham County Line, The Waybacks, and nearly 100 other great artists. Weather... After showers and thundershowers Thursday night into Friday, we are hoping for dry weather for the rest of the festival. See our Hourly Forecast for details.


Hi: 70 Lo: 47

Sunny; Quickly warmer; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming light tonight

Hi: 78 Lo: 51

Increasing PM clouds; Very nice; West wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 75 Lo: 49

Mostly cloudy but pleasant; West wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 73 Lo: 52

Generally cloudy; PM and overnight showers and t-showers

Hi: 68 Lo: 44

Cloudy; Daytime showers and t-showers

Further Out

Saturday - Scattered clouds; High near 70 degrees; Low in the upper 40s
Sunday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out a late-day or nighttime shower; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 40s

Forecast Discussion

Easter weekend weather was quite an anomaly--cold to chilly with the last bit of snow of the season Saturday.

We quickly return to regular Spring programming today and Tuesday as high pressure settles into the Southeast. Enjoy pleasant weather after a cool start today.

The center of high pressure moves into the Atlantic but keeps a toe-hold on the Southeast blocking a front approaching from the north and west. Clouds increase Wednesday with pleasant temperatures. However, the rest of this forecast depends on how stubborn the high pressure remains in the Atlantic and the progress of the front (and by the end of the weekend, a logjam of fronts) from the west. Best thinking now is that the first front moves through Friday stalling with the nudge of a secondary front from the west. Then the next front approaches early next week. We are also watching progress of low pressure developing in Texas Wednesday.

I'm not trustful at this point of any specific outcome, but here's the current plan... Showers and thundershowers developing late Thursday and continuing off and on through the daytime Friday followed by hopes for a dry weekend. That next front could bring showers by Sunday evening.


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