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Hickory Regional Airport (North Hickory)

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, May 17, 2021 at 4:30PM

Lingering Clouds; Showers Return Tues.

There will be quite a bit of cloudiness to contend with through Tuesday, but temperatures will be pleasantly warm. Overnight tonight may feature some patchy fog or drizzle, maybe even a stray light shower. An isolated shower or thundershower will be around into the evening hours on Tuesday. Wednesday features more sunshine and just the slightest chance for a PM shower or thundershower. Thereafter, the weather turns completely dry and we get a summer preview.

Monday

Hi: 74 Lo: 56

Mostly cloudy; Patchy fog overnight maybe some drizzle or a light shower; Light NE wind
Tuesday

Hi: 76 Lo: 57

Mostly cloudy; Isolated PM shower or thundershower; Light NE wind
Wednesday

Hi: 79 Lo: 56

More sunshine; Renegade PM shower or thundershower; Warm; Light SE wind
Thursday

Hi: 81 Lo: 57

Plenty of sunshine; Warmer
Friday

Hi: 84 Lo: 58

Mostly sunny; Very warm

Further Out

Saturday - Abundant sunshine; June-like warmth; High in the upper 80s; Low near 60 degrees
Sunday - Sunshine & summerlike; High in the upper 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A warm front will be skirting by to our north over the next couple of days, keeping quite a bit of cloudiness around and perhaps a passing shower or thundershower around into the evening hours.

We’ll be in a strengthening warm sector air mass by Wednesday, so while the chance for a pop-up thundershower won’t be zero, most places will be dry and will enjoy more sunshine than Monday-Tuesday.

Thereafter, the stage is set for our summer weather preview. We have high pressure establishing itself at the surface and aloft. This will provide a significant mechanism for sinking air, and thus, very warm temperatures and pretty much nil precipitation chances.

Skies will be mostly clear from Thursday through Sunday with above-normal temperatures. Highs may approach 90 over the weekend in a few places, the first time this season.

So, we go from below-normal temperatures last week to above-normal temperature this week in a full pattern reversal!

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