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Current Conditions

  • 86°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: West 7 mph
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 29.79 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 86

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on July 28, 2014

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then clear. High of 90F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 66F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 64F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with thunderstorms. High of 81F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: SW at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Carrboro Elementary, Carrboro, NC

Updated: 2:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Hope Valley, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:19 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: NE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:18 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 2:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.9 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: WNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest V58A Pittsboro NC US USARRAY, Bynum, NC

Updated: 1:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 85 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: South at 3 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Frosty Meadow, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.7 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: West at 8.9 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View-2, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: NW at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Churton Grove, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.6 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: WSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 2:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 92.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: ESE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 96 °F Graphs

Location: Heritage Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Country Lane Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: River Road Pittsboro, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: WSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Copperleaf, Cary, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: NE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: NE Durham County, (DW), Durham, NC

Updated: 2:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Twin Lakes, Cary, NC

Updated: 2:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: West at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Swann's Mill, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: NNE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 2:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Cascades, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 2:19 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Overlook, Cary, NC

Updated: 2:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 92.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Calander Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
159 PM EDT sun Jul 28 2014 


Synopsis...a strong cold front will move off the NC coast this 
evening...then stall offshore Tuesday. Canadian high pressure will 
otherwise expand across the Carolinas and middle Atlantic through 
mid-week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 1120 am Monday... 


Hard to imagine that such strong dynamics and the passage of a 
surface front in late July would result in so little rainfall for 
central NC...and that what little rain that did occur resulted from 
an mesoscale convective vortex well downstream of the strongest forcing for ascent with the 
upper trough and accompanying low level frontal zone. Overwhelming 
nocturnal cinh followed this morning by downslope flow has simply 
proven too great to overcome. 


Moisture channel and blended tpw imagery indicate deep dryness...and 
capping/stability per proximity radiosonde observations away from coastal areas...has 
enveloped all but southeast NC this morning. Precipitation chances for the 
remainder of today will consequently now be confined to the southern 
sandhills and southern and central coastal plain...in vicinity of and ahead 
of a surface trough/front that will become better defined from near the 
NC Outer Banks to the sandhills to the SC upstate...as dry air in 
the 850-925 mb layer is imparted on the surface with heating/mixing. 
These areas will be on the northwest edge of moderate instability forecast 
to develop over coastal areas...fueled by kmhx 12z-observed middle 
level lapse rates in excess of 7 c/km. In addition...a belt of 
strong (40-50 kt) middle level flow observed from the northern plains- 
Tennessee Valley-NC coast will provide ample deep layer shear... 
characterized by long and straight forecast hodographs at kfay and 
kilm through 00z - supportive of a conditional severe risk of damaging 
wind gusts and large hail (likely from splitting supercells provided 
storms can both develop and not succumb to entrainment of the 
aforementioned dry air aloft). However...this probability of storms 
forming and thriving in the rah County warning forecast area is relatively low - only around 
20 percent. 


Otherwise...a relatively tight mean sea level pressure gradient about the surface 
front will generate a breezy generally westerly surface wind (wnw over 
the Piedmont to west-southwest over the sandhills and coastal plain)...with 
gusts up to 20-25 miles per hour. Low level thickness values around 1425 meters 
support high temperatures in the middle-upper 80s northwest to Lower-Middle 90s 
southeast. Lows generally within a few degrees either side of 65. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday through Thursday night/... 
as of 240 am Monday... 


Upper level troughing will stay in place over the East Coast 
throughout the short term period...while at the surface 
cool...Canadian high pressure will gradually settle east over the 
East Coast...keeping the front offshore. All of this will lead to 
below normal temperatures...with highs generally in the low/middle 80s and 
overnight lows in the low/middle 60s...possibly even some upper 50s in 
the normal cooler spots. In addition...mostly dry conditions are 
expected through at least Thursday as northwesterly flow aloft 
maintains a dry column...with precipitable water values prognosticated to hover just 
above 1 inch. 


&& 


Long term /Friday through Sunday/... 
as of 240 am Monday... 


By late in the week and especially into the weekend...the highly 
amplified ridge over the Atlantic will shift westward...nudging the 
upper level trough back towards the MS River Valley. As a 
result...the lingering front/inverted trough will will also move 
closer to the coast...and likely inland by the latter half of the 
weekend. In addition...moisture will gradually increase (pwats 
rising back over 1.5 inches by Saturday...then approaching 2 inches 
by sunday) as flow aloft becomes more southwesterly. As a result of 
all of this...will show precipitation chances gradually increasing into the 
30-40 percent range by Sunday. High temperatures will still be in the 
low/middle 80s...with overnight lows in the low/middle 60s. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Monday through Saturday/... 
as of 150 PM Monday... 


A cold front near kfay will settle southeastward and out of the rah 
forecast area through sunset. While there remains a very slight 
chance of a shower or storm at kfay with the passage of the front 
during the next few hours...it is more likely that any such storm 
development will occur along coastal/southeast NC where low and deep layer 
moisture is (marginally) more supportive. Otherwise...a breezy 
westerly wind will gradually veer to northwest...and subside around 
sunset...with light northwest winds expected overnight. Diurnal cumulus 
should likewise diminish around sunset...though the passage of a 
trailing middle level trough overnight could produce a few patches of 
high stratocumulus or low altocumulus per upstream/Ohio Valley 
observations...and nwp guidance. 


Predominately VFR conditions should otherwise prevail through most 
of the forecast period...as Canadian high pressure becomes centered 
over the Tennessee Valley and central Appalachians through mid-week...then 
yields to an inverted surface trough and small chance of a shower or 
storm by Fri-Sat. 




&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...mws 
near term...mws 
short term...krr 
long term...krr 
aviation...mws 






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