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Hickory , NC
Weather station located at Armstrong Subaru on HWY 70 SW in Hickory.

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 7:21PM

Stormy Afternoon

Warm, humid air remains in place across the Southern Appalachians. Every day in this forecast, daytime heating sparks afternoon and evening showers and storms. Small nuances matter in how much coverage a given day will have. Sunday's scattered showers and storms end around sunset. Independence Day continues the "hit or miss" afternoon regime, but with slightly less coverage than Sunday. Every day this week has potential for a strong afternoon/early evening storm.

Sunday

Hi: 90 Lo: 70

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending by early evening; Light and variable wind, gusty during storms
Monday

Hi: 87 Lo: 70

Partly sunny with more PM clouds for Independence Day; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Light and variable wind, gusty during storms
Tuesday

Hi: 91 Lo: 71

Partly sunny; Widely scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Rather hot & humid; Light SW wind
Wednesday

Hi: 93 Lo: 72

More of the same; Partly sunny with scattered PM thunder; Rather hot & humid
Thursday

Hi: 92 Lo: 72

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Rather hot & humid

Further Out

Friday - Partly sunny; More PM clouds with scattered showers & thunderstorms; Rather hot & humid; High in the lower 90s; Low in the lower 70s
Saturday - Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Rather hot & humid; High in the lower 90s; Low near 70 degrees

Forecast Discussion

The weather feature causing all the fuss is high pressure spinning over Bermuda. This brings the warm humid air to fuel afternoon showers and thunderstorms that look to pop up every day for the next week. A front approaches our area today from the northeast, helping to ignite these these storms today and tomorrow, but gets pushed off into the Atlantic before having any other impact here. Tropical Depression Colin, a short lived tropical cyclone, moves northeast into the Atlantic today, with little affect on weather here in western NC.

Every day this week has hit or miss afternoon and evening showers and storms. Coverage has been greater greater today compared to Saturday. We'll have slightly less Monday through Wednesday. Then more Thursday and Friday. These are small differences, and a strong storm is possible any afternoon/evening this week.

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