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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 6:19PM
More Humid with Showers
Mostly cloudy skies will be with us through Thursday, and there will be a few showers around, but no washouts. More of the same can be expected on Friday. The weekend does not look bad at all: Skies will be partly sunny on Saturday with widely-separated PM showers and perhaps a thundershower. The activity gets even more isolated for Sunday.
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Hi: 81 Lo: 62
Mostly cloudy with a few showers tonight; Light south wind
Hi: 77 Lo: 62
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers & perhaps a PM thundershower; Light SSE wind
Hi: 78 Lo: 62
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers & perhaps an afternoon thundershower; SE wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 80 Lo: 62
Partly sunny; Widely-separated PM showers & thundershowers
Hi: 81 Lo: 62
More sunshine; An isolated PM shower or thundershower
Monday - Mostly sunny; An isolated PM shower or thundershower; High near 80 degrees; Low in the lower 60s
Tuesday - Mostly sunny; Slightest chance for a PM shower; High near 80 degrees; Low in the upper 50s
On the weather map, the dying remnant of Nicholas was over Louisiana, with deeper tropical moisture moving into Mississippi and Alambama. Meanwhile, a cold front is moving into the Ohio Valley. High pressure off the Mid-Atlantic coast ridges westward into the Carolinas. A new tropical low north of the Bahamas may develop, but will move over open waters of the western Atlantic.
Both Nicholas and the incoming frontal boundary will be fading off the map over the next 24-48 hours. However, some tropical moisture will feed north ahead of these features into the western Carolinas. As a result, our shower chances will be going up, although without a focusing mechanism to squeeze this tropical moisture, the coverage of showers and thundershowers will be no worse than scattered over the next few days.
Gradually over the weekend, high pressure will begin to re-assert itself. That means a drying trend throughout the troposphere will commence starting Sunday and through the early part of next week.
Temperatures will remain above normal, but after today, will be muted a bit by cloudiness. Sunshine should start to become more prominent again over the weekend.
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