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Phillips Gap , NC
ASU Dark Sky Observatory, 1 mi E of Blue Ridge Pkwy

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:38PM

Showers Tapering Off

A front is moving through Western NC from the northwest this evening. A secondary front moves though Friday morning. Isolated showers taper off by sunset this evening. After a partly cloudy Thursday night, a brief line of showers or thunderstorms will be possible between 10 AM and 2 PM Friday. After early afternoon Friday, expect lower humidity and mostly clear skies until at least Sunday evening.

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Hi: 78 Lo: 63

Isolated showers ending around sunset, then partly cloudy; NW wind 5-15 mph, breezy at times

Hi: 76 Lo: 55

Some morning cloudiness, then clearing; Isolated showers & t-storms late morning to early afternoon; Refreshingly cooler Fri. night; Light & variable wind, becoming NE Fri night

Hi: 77 Lo: 57

Mostly sunny; Pleasant; Light SE wind

Hi: 78 Lo: 63

Plenty of sunshine; An isolated evening shower or t-shower possible

Hi: 78 Lo: 61

Mostly to partly sunny; Widely scattered mostly afternoon & nighttime showers or t-storms

Further Out

Tuesday - Mostly sunny; Pleasant; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Wednesday - Lots of sun; Continued pleasant; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

Two fronts move through from the northwest in the next 24 hours: one Thursday evening, and another Friday morning. Showers taper off Thursday around sunset. Expect partial clearing tonight. Then a brief period of isolated showers or thunderstorms is possible Friday morning to early afternoon.

After early afternoon Friday, the story is drier air thanks to high pressure building into the Ohio Valley. We will have clearing skies, lower humidity, and pleasant temperatures. Lows Friday and Saturday night will be in the lower 50s and maybe even some upper 40s--we have not felt that in a several months. Dry weather holds into Sunday afternoon.

A third front arrives in a fast NW flow Monday. Ahead of that front, a few showers and thundershowers develop Sunday evening and Monday (mostly during the afternoon).

Tuesday and Wednesday, high pressure in the Great Lakes takes over with round two of pleasant, dry weather.


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