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Weather station located at Walter Johnson Middle School.

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12:45PM

Sunny With Slow Moderation

Sunshine dominates today and after a cold start, it doesn't feel so bad this afternoon. Under clear skies and calm winds tonight, expect another cold one. Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs another notch milder. Rain returns by late Friday afternoon or Friday night.

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Wednesday

Hi: 51 Lo: 24

Sunny; Less cold by afternoon; Light west wind
Thursday

Hi: 54 Lo: 34

Lots of sunshine; More clouds Thursday night; Milder; Light SW wind
Friday

Hi: 52 Lo: 38

Becoming cloudy with rain becoming likely toward evening; Occasional rain Friday night; South wind 5-10 mph
Saturday

Hi: 53 Lo: 29

Early rain ending; Becoming partly sunny
Sunday

Hi: 50 Lo: 27

Partly cloudy with near-normal temperatures

Further Out

Monday - Mostly sunny; Cool; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Tuesday - Mostly sunny; Continued on the cool side; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

Sprawling Canadian high pressure will continue to build overtop the region today. Temperatures are a bit milder this afternoon, but with clear skies and calm winds tonight, it will be a setup with excellent radiational cooling conditions.

After a cold start to Thursday, temperatures will moderate even more by afternoon as our high slides offshore and directs southerly breezes into the western Carolinas.

Next up will be low pressure sliding along the Gulf Coast and headed in our direction by Saturday morning. Rain will overspread the area by late Friday and Friday night, ending Saturday morning. As it looks right now, weekend weather is shaping up to be dry and seasonably cool (after early rain exits on Saturday).

A dry reinforcing front perpetuates slightly below-normal temperatures early next week.

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