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Current Conditions

  • 70°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 59°
  • Pressure: 30.11 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 65 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 10:04 PM EDT on August 27, 2015

  • Rest of Tonight

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds around 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable.

  • Sunday and Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Monday and Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Tuesday through Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

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Location: Shady Lawn Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Hotelling Court, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Forest, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Westminster Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Burning Tree Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Carrboro Elementary, Carrboro, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Alta Springs, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Stony Hill Farms, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: TCH Academy, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:07 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.9 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Everwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: RAWS, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNW at 1 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Hunter's Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Westglen, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Windy Hill Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Amy Lane, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.4 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Fairfield, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:39 PM EDT

Temperature: 74 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: South LaSalle Street, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Fairfield-Sturbridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 69 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.6 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Marklyn Place, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: WS1001BMC, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lake Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 9:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 69 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
900 PM EDT Thursday Aug 27 2015 


Synopsis...surface high pressure over the middle Atlantic will 
influence the area through the end of the week. 


&& 


Near term /overnight/... 
as of 900 PM Thursday... 


A gradual change in the near surface air mass will continue 
overnight into Friday as an area of high pressure at the 
surface...centered this evening over the Great Lakes...drifts east. 
East-NE low level flow a result of this high and a lingering trough 
located just off the NC coast will filter drier air into most of 
central NC overnight...and more so on Friday. The exception will be 
the far southeast counties where the low level fetch originates over the 
Atlantic...drawing some moisture inland...resulting in areas of 
stratus. Enough speed convergence in the 925-850 mb may still 
generate an isolated shower in vicinity of the southeast counties 
overnight but most places will not see any rain. 


Overnight temperatures will be a few degrees cooler compared to last 
night...especially across the east where Monday temperatures will average 3-5 
degrees cooler. Min temperatures generally in the low-middle 60s with upper 
60s over the far southeast. 


&& 


Short term /Friday and Friday night/... 
as of 308 PM Thursday... 


Upper level ridging across the western Atlantic will start to build 
toward the East Coast... and the remaining weak surface trough to 
our west will cut off into a weak upper low over the northern Gulf. 
Surface high will continue to move eastward to the midatlantic coast 
through the day... and flow across the area will become more 
easterly. Expect dry conditions as precipitable waters  remain around 1" across the 
area. Highs in the middle 80s... lows in the 60s. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday through Thursday/... 
as of 225 PM Thursday... 


Upper ridge over the SW Atlantic and surface high pressure building 
down the Atlantic coast will maintain dry conditions across the area 
on Saturday. By Saturday night...a weak upper closed low over the 
central southern Gulf states will eject north as it is squeezed 
between the retrogressing Atlantic ridge...and an amplifying ridge 
over the Western Plains. This wave will be lifting across western NC 
on Sunday...increasing convective probability of precipitation across mainly the western 
half of the County warning forecast area during maximum heating. Expect significant high 
cloudiness Saturday as moisture streams north up the western 
periphery of the ridge...which will thicken and lower Sunday into 
Sunday night as the wave lifts towards the middle Atlantic. High temperatures 
will be slightly tempered by the cloudiness...with mostly middle 80s 
both Saturday and Sunday after morning lows in the middle to upper 60s. 


A warm and moist airmass will be in place to kick off the work 
week...weak surface high pressure lingers through Tuesday with no 
forcing of note...and we also remain beneath the western periphery 
of the Atlantic ridge to further hinder convective activity. Should 
see a fair amount of insolation with highs reaching the upper 80s to 
induce at least widely scattered convection both Monday and Tuesday. 


The middle week period...no surprise here...will be entirely dependent 
upon the track and intensity of Erika. Ongoing track forecast brings 
it near the Georgia coast by Wednesday...which would leave US in the 
warm and subsident northerly quadrant...with best chances for 
activity in the southeast. This leads to a low confidence day 7 
forecast as the tc or remnants thereof will be cut off from steering 
flow and might meander slightly inland...edge further offshore...or 
wander off to points unforeseen at this time. As such...will favor 
the southern tier pending later guidance. Highs Wednesday and Thursday will be 
persistence in the unchanged airmass...perhaps tempered a bit by the 
cloud shield...looking at mostly middle 80s. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Friday through Tuesday/... 
as of 740 PM Thursday... 


24 hour taf period: surface high pressure will build/extend into the 
area from the north through the 24 hour taf period. However... with 
the lingering surface boundary located near the coast... we could 
still see some stratus develop overnight... with any sub-VFR ceilings 
primarily at kfay... generally in the 08-15z timeframe. Elsewhere... 
expect any ceilings that develop to be VFR. Any sub-VFR stratus that 
develops should lift by middle morning at the latest at kfay. Otherwise 
dry weather is expected with generally a light northeasterly wind. 


Outlook: VFR conditions will generally continue as high pressure 
moves off the middle Atlantic coast over the weekend. Mainly diurnal 
scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible late in the 
weekend into the first half of next week as moisture increases 
across the area. 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...wss 
near term...wss 
short term...30 
long term...mlm 
aviation...77/30 






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