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Current Conditions
Boone

Temp: 65.6°F

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:41AM

Enjoy Warmer Temperatures

The last bit of snow for the season came to the 5000-foot+ peaks Thursday night, April 30. This week's warmup assures that was "all she wrote". Total snow fall for the season was below average in the High Country, about average in the SW NC Mountains, and about average in the Foothills. We gladly bid adieu to the Snowman-O-Momometer until the Fall. See our 2014-2015 Total Snowfall Map for details.

The evolution to a summer-looking pattern is complete. We won't have summer temperatures, but temperatures are much warmer than the last few weeks and get progressively warmer through the week. But we also have a progressive ramp up of humidity this week raising the potential for stray afternoon thundershowers today through Wednesday. We'll see slightly greater thundershower coverage Thursday and Friday (but still no more than "widely scattered").

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Monday

Hi: 69 Lo: 48

PM clouds; Pleasant; Cannot completely rule out a renegade afternoon t-shower; Light South wind (except 5-15 mph up top tonight)
Tuesday

Hi: 70 Lo: 50

Mostly cloudy PM; Pleasant; Stray afternoon t-shower possible; Light South wind
Wednesday

Hi: 72 Lo: 51

Partly to mostly cloudy; Pleasant; Isolated afternoon t-showers; Light SE wind
Thursday

Hi: 71 Lo: 51

Partly to mostly cloudy; Pleasant temps; Widely scattered afternoon t-showers
Friday

Hi: 71 Lo: 52

Partly to mostly cloudy; Pleasant temps; Widely scattered afternoon t-showers

Further Out

Saturday - Scattered clouds; Even warmer; A renegade afternoon t-shower possible; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Sunday - More sun; Add warmth; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

The center of high pressure is headed east into the Atlantic, but controlling weather in the Southeast in almost a "Bermuda High" fashion. No front makes it into the Southeast until at least early next week.

The result is pretty simple in the big picture but a little tricky in the detail. The big picture is... progressively warmer temperatures and terrific weather overall. The tricky detail is afternoon convection. As the flow off the Gulf and Atlantic becomes more moist, we will see afternoon cloudiness and a stray afternoon shower or thundershower today through Wednesday. That potential ticks up Thursday and Friday; we'll call it "widely scattered" those two days.

One novelty item to watch will be the potential for subtropical depression (or storm) development off the Southeast coast, Wednesday through Saturday. We’re still almost a month away from the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, but it’s not too early to start watching for this kind of pre-season development. That feature will not directly affect our weather but will add to the moist flow from the Atlantic.

Saturday and Sunday, we think that coastal low will drift farther off the Carolina Coast reducing the potential for afternoon convection. The result will be increasing sunshine and even warmer temperatures.

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