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Laurel Ridge , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, August 3, 2020 at 6:15PM

Showers and Storms Continue

Isaias remains the focus. It's east of Charleston SC this evening and moving northeast. Isaiah will make landfall between the Santee River in SC and Wilmington NC later tonight then move north through Eastern NC later in the overnight. Closer to home, we stay in a moist upslope tropical flow from the Atlantic with a stationary front nearby. Expect widespread rain to continue tonight. Isaias will exit NC late tonight taking most of the rain with it. Tuesday will be generally pleasant with only isolated afternoon and early evening thundershowers.

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Monday

Hi: 67 Lo: 63

Generally cloudy; Widespread showers and t-showers; SE wind 5-15 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 77 Lo: 61

Variably cloudy; Isolated PM t-showers; NW wind 5-15 mph becoming light at night
Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 62

More afternoon clouds; Scattered PM showers and t-showers; South wind 5-10 mph, but light Wed. night
Thursday

Hi: 77 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers and t-showers
Friday

Hi: 79 Lo: 61

Afternoon clouds; Scattered PM showers and t-showers

Further Out

Saturday - Partly cloudy afternoon; Isolated PM showers or t-showers; High near 80 degrees; Low in the lower 60s
Sunday - Scattered clouds; Cannot completely rule out a PM shower or t-shower; High near 80 degrees; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

While Isaiah is making the news, our issue has been a stationary front nearby with a very moist flow from the Atlantic around the north side of Isaiah. Isaiah will make landfall between the Santee River in SC and Wilmington NC later this evening then move north through Eastern NC overnight. After all is said and done, expect 1-2" of rain from additional rain and storms tonight.

As Isaias exits NC late tonight we lose that easterly tropical flow and thus the rain exits. Today's stationary front fades off the map, and another front from the west crosses the Appalachians late-day. Tuesday will be generally pleasant Tuesday with only isolated afternoon and early evening thundershowers.

This second front stalls just to our east keeping Wednesday through Friday unsettled with scattered afternoon and early evening showers and storms.

High pressure in the Northeast pushes somewhat drier air into the region next weekend, lowering (but not eliminating) the threat of afternoon thunder.

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