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Sparta , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 6:11AM

Increasing Showers/Thunderstorms

Skies will be partly sunny today with good coverage of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Heightened rainfall opportunities will be with us Monday through Tuesday, before we get an air mass change for Wednesday and Thursday. After this break, more unsettled weather will return at the end of next week and to start next weekend.


Hi: 81 Lo: 65

Mix of clouds & sunshine; A good chance for PM showers & thunderstorms; Light south wind

Hi: 80 Lo: 65

Mostly cloudy; PM showers & thunderstorms are likely; Light south wind

Hi: 80 Lo: 63

Partly to mostly cloudy; Daytime showers & thunderstorms likely; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 79 Lo: 57

Mostly sunny; Less humid & a little cooler

Hi: 78 Lo: 60

Mostly clear & refreshing

Further Out

Friday - Partly cloudy; A late-day or nighttime shower or thundershower; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Saturday - More clouds; Scattered showers & thundershowers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 60s

Forecast Discussion

Increasing low-level moisture and instability will combine with a converging wind flow into the Southern Appalachians today to generate pretty good distribution of showers and thunderstorms around the mountains during the afternoon and evening.

A rather strong cold front for this time of year will be approaching early next week. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely with this feature until it gets through here later Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Behind the front, we get a good two-day break in the action, with somewhat cooler but notably less humid conditions. Wednesday and Thursday look like great days to get outside and enjoy the weather.

By Friday and Saturday, an approaching upper level disturbance will encourage the front stalled-out to our south to return northward as a warm front as a low-pressure wave passes by to our north. This will bring a return to shower and thunderstorm opportunities by late Friday and especially to begin next weekend.


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