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Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:38PM

Showers Tapering Off

Showers will persist this evening but begin to taper off after midnight. Wednesday looks mostly dry with a bit more sunshine, however a couple stray showers will remain possible throughout the day. Merlefest could be a little wet to start, but should culminate with a dry weekend. For details about Merlefest weather, see our Hour-by-Hour Merlefest Forecast.

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Tuesday

Hi: 63 Lo: 47

Mostly cloudy; Showers early, tapering off after midnight; Patchy fog; NW wind 5-10 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 65 Lo: 46

Partly to mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out a couple showers; NW wind 10-15 mph gusting to 25
Thursday

Hi: 62 Lo: 43

Becoming cloudy with rain likely during the afternoon & evening; Light SW wind
Friday

Hi: 65 Lo: 41

Partly cloudy; Nice weather
Saturday

Hi: 67 Lo: 42

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant

Further Out

Sunday - Bright sunshine; Nice weather to be outside; High in the upper 60s; Low in the lower 40s
Monday - Abundant sunshine; More great weather to be outside; High near 70 degrees; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

Showers begin to taper off later tonight as low pressure moves east of the region.

The low gets off the playing field on Wednesday, so we expect a "mostly" dry day. But there’s enough low level moisture left behind to keep quite a bit of clouds around and perhaps a stray shower or two. The good news is there will be enough sunshine to promote somewhat milder high temperatures (but perhaps offset a bit by a northwesterly breeze).

A chunk of energy rotating through the mean upper level trough position over the eastern United States will promote another low-pressure wave late Thursday into Thursday night. That will likely generate another period of rain Thursday afternoon into Thursday night. We finally clear out for good by Friday.

Next weekend looks delightful, with high pressure building in and providing some really nice outdoor weather.

So, for Merlefest, some rain is possible for Thursday evening festivities, then dry after that. The weekend should be ideal for the festival. Just be sure to have a jacket handy for the evening concerts as it will be rather cool each evening.

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