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Hickory

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Hickory , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 5:18PM

Summer’s Back

After our brief interlude from the summer heat and humidity, it has returned for an extended stay, starting Thursday. The weather pattern will also be a mostly dry one, lasting through the weekend. We expect plenty of sunshine each day, but some afternoon cloud build-ups will yield isolated late-day showers and thundershowers.

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Thursday

Hi: 91 Lo: 70

Stray evening t-showers then becoming mostly clear; Nearly calm wind
Friday

Hi: 91 Lo: 71

Patchy fog early; Mostly sunny with a slight chance for a late-day shower or thundershower; Rather hot & humid; Light NE wind
Saturday

Hi: 91 Lo: 71

Plenty of sunshine, but some more afternoon cloud build-ups and a stray late-day shower or thundershower; Rather hot & humid again; Light NE wind
Sunday

Hi: 89 Lo: 71

Mostly sunny; Isolated PM thunder; Rather sticky
Monday

Hi: 88 Lo: 70

Plenty of sunshine; Renegade PM thundershower; Continued rather hot & humid

Further Out

Tuesday - Lots of sunshine; Cannot rule out a PM thundershower; High in the upper 80s; Low in the lower 70s
Wednesday - Watching the Gulf of Mexico; More clouds with showers likely; Perhaps a thundershower; High in the mid 80s; Low near 70 degrees

Forecast Discussion

Monday and Tuesday were more pleasant days, with a drier and cooler air mass overhead. Yesterday, persistent cloud cover kept temperatures down. Today, we expect more sunshine to bust through sending temperatures higher. Only an isolated afternoon shower or thundershower is expected.

A dome of high pressure at the surface and aloft will promote above-normal late-summer warmth through the forecast period. Sunshine will prevail over clouds each day, but there will be sufficient afternoon instability to promote a couple of hit-or-miss showers or thundershowers around western North Carolina. A weak front slips into the area by Saturday, but it will have little sensible weather impact on us.

We are keeping an eye on a strong tropical wave that is moving near the southern Bahamas tonight, and it could become a tropical depression or storm as it moves across south Florida late this weekend. While the ultimate track and intensity of this system remains speculative, it could have some impact on our weather toward the middle of next week. If it gets a name, it would be called Hermine.

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