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Jefferson , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:37AM

Rain Continues, Cooler

The good news is we get the soaking wet days out of the way before Memorial Day weekend. Healthy rainfall arrived overnight and continues through this evening, ending overnight. But we're not done, showers and thunderstorms re-emerge Wednesday as a front approaches from the west. Thursday is less wet, though not dry. Temperatures are held in check the next few days by all the clouds and rain. If you have managed not to turn the heat back on your streak maybe coming to an end.

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Tuesday

Hi: 62 Lo: 54

Cloudy with fog; Periods of rain; Cooler; Light NE wind
Wednesday

Hi: 64 Lo: 51

Generally cloudy; Periods of rain with t-storms, tapering off by evening; SE wind 5-15 mph, becoming SW Wed. night
Thursday

Hi: 62 Lo: 50

Mostly cloudy and cool; A few passing showers; NW wind 5-15 mph, gusty at times
Friday

Hi: 69 Lo: 53

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant
Saturday

Hi: 76 Lo: 58

Scattered afternoon clouds; Isolated PM thunder; Warmer

Further Out

Sunday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Warm & humid; Widely scattered PM t-storms; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Monday - More clouds than sun; Widely scattered showers showers and t-storms; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

A stalled frontal boundary to our east is a conduit for rounds of low pressure to ride north from the Gulf of Mexico. After a brief lull in the action this morning another wave returns this afternoon and evening. There isn't much time in between for temperatures to increase so it stays rather cool today. After the second low departs tonight we should stay dry for the most part.

A sharp cool front approaches from the west Wednesday promoting another soaking rain, this time with thunder. Showers and storms taper off Wednesday night as the front passes to the east. However, a sprawling upper level low moves overhead Thursday continuing the chance for daytime and evening showers. Thursday is more "showery" as opposed to blanket rainfall coverage today and Wednesday. All the while afternoon temperatures are held about 10-degrees below average.

Finally it dries out Friday as a quick ridge of high pressure builds over the Southeast. Memorial Day weekend is more reflective of late-May, warm, with plenty of dry hours in the mix. The high shifts east into the Atlantic Saturday opening the door for a rogue afternoon thundershower.

Our next front approaches Sunday. There are some timing questions with this frontal passage, whether it passes late Sunday night or Monday. For now, we'll sprinkle widely scattered showers and thundershowers into the mix both afternoons, but one of those days will be wetter than the other.

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