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Hickory , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:48AM

Shift In The Weather Pattern

Well folks, it's Friday: TGIF! Starting today we will shift back into a typical summer pattern of showers and thundershowers during the afternoon and evening hours. If you had outdoor plans this weekend, I would make sure to have a backup plan ready, just in case. This weather pattern will continue on through the weekend and looks to hold straight into the first part of next week. However, the silver-lining is will not be hot this weekend thanks to the cooling effect of the rain.

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Hi: 88 Lo: 69

Partly sunny with widely scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; SW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 84 Lo: 69

Mix of clouds & sunshine with scattered PM showers & thundershowers; SW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 82 Lo: 68

Partly sunny with scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Light SW

Hi: 83 Lo: 70

Sunny early with increasing clouds; Scattered PM showers and thundershowers

Hi: 85 Lo: 71

Mostly Cloudy; Scattered PM showers and thundershowers

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly cloudy early then decreasing clouds; Widely scattered AM showers and thunderstorms; High in the mid 80s; Low in the upper 60s
Thursday - Partly Cloudy & Warm; High in the lower 80s; Low in the upper 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure is moving on out of the area as a cold front approaches from the West. It's a slow moving cold front as it will not arrive until Sunday. However, we will see it's effect long before then. This incoming front is the spark that is igniting the shift in our forecast to showers and thundershower for today and the weekend. Monday, the front begins to move North as a warm front keeping afternoon showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.

Tuesday afternoon the front will have dissipated. Meanwhile, another cold front appears on to the scene, moving faster than the previous cold front. It will be in our area Wednesday morning, kicking off some showers and possibility a thundershower. By Thursday, the front will have moved to the NC coast allowing for a couple of nice days into the weekend.


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