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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 6:58PM

Cooling Off

A cold front moved through from the west this afternoon. The front was not impressive in terms of precipitation; however, impressively cooler air is gradually introduced behind the front. Thursday and Friday are glorious as high pressure builds over the Great Lakes. Expect lots of sunshine, much less heat, and comfortable humidity levels.

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Wednesday

Hi: 83 Lo: 60

Partly cloudy; Cooler; NW wind 5-10 mph
Thursday

Hi: 80 Lo: 58

Mostly sunny; Not as warm; NW wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 78 Lo: 57

Lots of sunshine; Nice temperatures & humidity levels; Light wind
Saturday

Hi: 76 Lo: 58

Partly to mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower
Sunday

Hi: 75 Lo: 58

Partly sunny; Comfortable; A passing afternoon shower or spotty light rain possible

Further Out

Monday - Mostly cloudy; Perhaps some spotty light rain; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Perhaps some spotty light rain; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front moved through the region around midday with little fanfare. What it lacked in terms of rainfall is made up with considerably cooler air replacing the recent late summer surge.

High pressure becomes centered over the Great Lakes Thursday and Friday before moving towards the interior Northeast this weekend. The next two days are exceptionally nice.

Western NC becomes situated in a moist easterly flow as the high slides into the Northeast Saturday and Sunday. Increased cloud cover helps to shave another few degrees off afternoon temperatures. Accompanying the moist flow is the opportunity for some spotty light rain or a couple of showers. The takeaway for the weekend is mostly cloudy and seasonably cool, not much rain.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey is in the Bay of Campeche today and may restrengthen into a hurricane as it runs into the Texas Coast this weekend. The storm will stall and then crawl towards Louisiana early next week then up through the Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys. It's likely we'll be impacted at some point the second half of next week, but it's way too early to get into the details. For now, we'll hold onto mostly cloudy skies Monday and Tuesday with a shower possible both days.

A second tropical disturbance currently in the Bahamas may strengthen as it lurks east of the Atlantic Coast early next week. It will have no direct effect on our weather.

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