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Hickory , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, October 18, 2019 at 3:46PM

Fantastic Fall Friday

We’ve got some fabulous fall weather served up for this evening. Attention turns to Tropical Storm Nestor, which will have a direct impact on our weather Saturday PM and night. Dry weather returns for Sunday along with a milder afternoon after a gray start.

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Cloudy, Mid 50s
2nd Half showers
SE wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 66 Lo: 43

Clear, then partly cloudy overnight; Calm wind

Hi: 60 Lo: 50

Thickening clouds with steady rain arriving during the afternoon & continuing Saturday night; Light SE becoming NE 5-10 mph at night

Hi: 72 Lo: 55

Morning cloudiness; Becoming partly sunny with a milder afternoon; Light north wind becoming calm

Hi: 71 Lo: 58

Partly sunny & mild; Mostly cloudy with showers likely Monday night

Hi: 70 Lo: 44

Early showers; Decreasing cloudiness; Clear & cooler Tuesday night

Further Out

Wednesday - Sunny & seasonably cooler; High in the mid 60s; Low in the lower 40s
Thursday - Lots of sunshine; Seasonable; High in the upper 60s; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure situated over the Ohio Valley shifts into the Mid-Atlantic overnight.

The new kid on the weather block is Tropical Storm Nestor. This system is quickly moving through the central Gulf of Mexico headed to the northeast, and is scheduled for a Florida Panhandle landfall on Saturday. The storm will then track across south Georgia and exit over coastal North Carolina on Sunday.

On this expected course, we expect thickening clouds on Saturday with rain overspreading the Foothills from southwest to northeast during the afternoon, along with cool temperatures. Rain continues Saturday night, but should exit stage right for Sunday. After a gray start, skies should become partly sunny for the afternoon along with milder temperatures.

A strong cold front will sweep across the Foothills on Tuesday morning, providing more showers ahead of it Monday night into early Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday look dry and seasonably cool.


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