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Rainy & Warmer... While We Wait For the Cold Front!

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Estimated rain for next 3 days... (From HPC) Estimated rain for next 3 days... (From HPC)

We aren't talking about a flooding rain situation luckily, but we are dealing with several days of elevated rain chances, cloudy skies and warmer than normal temps! 

A cold front sits out to our northwest and it will slowly approach our area through late week.  Ahead of the front, we have a moist southwesterly flow pumping in moisture for clouds, rain and fog. 

The warm air in the upper levels is actually acting to cap the atmosphere and hold the fog and clouds in place today.

Tonight expect more fog, clouds and scattered showers.  Rain may pick up in intensity tomorrow, and a few t-storms will be possible south of I85.  By Friday the front will be on our heels, bringing the heaviest rain along the TN/NC border. 

Saturday and Sunday we'll get cooler air as the front passes through and our winds switch out of the north and northeast.  That shift will help to set up a cool air wedge that will hold through late Sunday. 

A cool air wedge means clouds, light rain showers, and patchy fog.  So, yeah... Not the greatest weekend weather in store.

We'll go from near 70 degree highs late week, to highs in the 40s and 50s this weekend.  We'll warm up briefly on Monday ahead of front (which could cause a few strong t-storms for us midday on Monday), then temps will drop again for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Holy moly what a messy and "all over the place" forecast!  

Be sure to check out our 7-day forecast on the weather page for all the ups and downs, along with rain chances!

 

 

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