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Laurel Ridge , NC
Weather Station located at Laurel Ridge Moravian Conference Center.

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 2:33PM

Week of Change

This is a week of weather change. Early in the week, we have airmass change in two phases. First, a front moved through yesterday bringing somewhat drier but not cooler air. This change reduces areal coverage of PM showers and thundershowers to "isolated". Second, another front moves through late Monday. It delivers much cooler and drier air. The coolest of air arrives Wednesday that includes some nighttime lows in the 40s. We'll enjoy dry, crisp air. The second half of the week has a gradual warm up. Enjoy this week, because early next week we'll be back in tropical air.

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Sunday

Hi: 78 Lo: 62

Scattered clouds; Isolated showers or thundershowers through evening;; Light South wind becoming West tonight
Monday

Hi: 81 Lo: 60

Scattered clouds; Warm; Isolated PM showers and thundershowers; Wind becoming NW 5-15 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 74 Lo: 53

Scattered clouds; Somewhat cooler; NW wind 5-15 mph, breezy at times
Wednesday

Hi: 72 Lo: 50

Scattered clouds; Clearing Wed. night; Noticeably cooler
Thursday

Hi: 74 Lo: 53

Mostly clear; Still cooler than average

Further Out

Friday - Scattered PM clouds; Warmer; High in the upper 70s; Low near 60 degrees
Saturday - More PM clouds; Cannot rule out a shower or thundershower in the PM & overnight; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

Saturday's front continues to move south. By evening, it will be in South Georgia headed toward Florida. High pressure centered in New England slides into the Atlantic has tenuous control of our weather. It's drier but not cooler. Daytime heating may produce isolated afternoon and evening showers and thundershowers.

A second front is just to our northeast. It moves through late Monday. After the second front, drier/cooler air takes over thanks to Canadian high pressure that moves from Minnesota to the Ohio Valley by midweek. Tuesday will be somewhat cooler, but Wednesday brings that refreshing feel with nighttime lows reaching the 40s in some spots. Thursday afternoon will be only slightly warmer. Friday will be warmer still with increasing humidity.

Computer guidance diverges somewhat beginning Saturday in regard to the influence of the next front. Does it move through Saturday with more clouds and scattered thundershowers or lag back to our northwest with continue warm temperatures and little to no rain? That question won't be answered for a few days, but this forecast leans on the later solution.

We have been mentioning potential for development of a tropical storm in the Gulf this week (Bill). That's still in the forecast. A tropical wave is in the SW Gulf. It will probably develop this week and move toward the Louisiana Coast by the end of this week. It could drift into the Southeast and be a factor in our weather early next week.

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