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NWS Flash Flood Watch (Ashe County)

Current Conditions
Phillips Gap

Temp: 67.2°F
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Phillips Gap , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, August 20, 2018 at 4:30PM

Some Evening Thunder

Fall officially starts about a month from now, but we get an early taste of it later this week. First we must get through the next two days. A stalled frontal boundary over the area serves to keep widely scattered showers and storms around into the early evening. A cold front moving through tomorrow night brings more showers and storms on Tuesday. Then Alas!!!, it's here....Splendid weather starting Wednesday through the end of the week. Hang in there...its coming.

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Hi: 72 Lo: 68

Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered evening showers and t-showers; Light SW wind, except 5-15 mph at higher elev's

Hi: 78 Lo: 65

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-storms; SW wind 5-15 mph becoming West and gusty Tue. night

Hi: 75 Lo: 55

Generally cloudy early then some decreasing clouds in the afternoon; Cooler at night; NW wind 10-20 mph and gusty

Hi: 73 Lo: 53

Sunny skies; Refreshingly delightful & seasonably cool

Hi: 74 Lo: 57

Continued mostly sunny; Splendid; More clouds Friday night

Further Out

Saturday - Partly cloudy; Isolated afternoon showers; Just a tad cooler than average; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Sunday - Partly cloudy; Widely scattered afternoon showers and thundershowers; Near seasonable temperatures; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A frontal boundary remains nearly stationary from southern West Virginia eastward across southern Virginia. This front will serve to keep widely scattered showers and storms in our forecast this evening. The front begins to lift northward late tonight and into the day on Tuesday. On its heels is a very impressive cold front that will move through Tuesday night. Prior to its passage, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.

Behind the front high pressure begin to build in from the west ushering in drier and cooler air. You could say this is our first taste of the fall season that isn't too far off. After some lingering clouds around Wednesday, skies will clear late leaving abundant sunshine, low humidity and relatively "cool" days and nights for the remainder of the week. Did I mention Fall isn't too far off?

The high shifts to the east this upcoming weekend and a moist southeast flow gradually returns. With an increase in moisture, shower and storm chances ramp up as well. Saturday will feature an isolated shower possibility with more widely scattered activity on Sunday. Temperatures remain just a tad below to near average through Sunday.


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