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Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:21PM

Dry and Warm

Drier air is in place thanks to high pressure centered in Western Pennsylvania. Hurricane Maria is moving north and will effect the Outer Banks late Tuesday into Thursday (but probably not make landfall). In Western NC, enjoy warm, dry summer-like weather until a dry front moves through Thursday. Cooler air arrives by next weekend.

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Sunday

Hi: 85 Lo: 61

Mostly clear; Nice; Light NE wind
Monday

Hi: 85 Lo: 62

Plenty of sunshine & warm; Light NE wind
Tuesday

Hi: 86 Lo: 63

Mostly sunny; Quite warm; Light NE wind
Wednesday

Hi: 88 Lo: 65

More of the same; Sunshine & unseasonably warm
Thursday

Hi: 84 Lo: 58

Scattered clouds; Note quite as warm

Further Out

Friday - Scattered clouds; Seasonal temperatures; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Saturday - Mostly clear; Seasonal temperatures; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

It would be difficult to write a nicer weather script for Western NC in late September. We are under the influence of high pressure centered in Western Pennsylvania and will eventually be in a subsidence region around the periphery of hurricane Maria (dry and warm because of sinking air). A dry front moves through Thursday. A secondary push of Canadian air arrives next weekend.

So, temperatures are summerish through Thursday. We'll be less warm Friday, and then another step cooler by the weekend. Dry weather prevails throughout.

The Tropics...
Jose's remnant low is no longer a recognizable feature. Hurricane Maria is a Category 2 storm northeast of the Bahamas. It moves north during the next two days then stalls southeast of Cape Hatteras. Friday, Maria will be swept northeast by the front that moves through here Thursday.

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