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Current Conditions

  • 77°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 72°
  • Pressure: 30.08 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on September 01, 2014

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 93F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 91F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 73F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 86F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 73F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: CRN DUKE FOREST DURHAM 11 W NC US, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:00 AM EDT

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hope Valley, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 3:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Burdens Creek, Morrisville, NC

Updated: 2:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 2:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 73 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: WSW at 1 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Frosty Meadow, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 3:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ESE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Churton Grove, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.4 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 3:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.55 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Heritage Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Country Lane Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: River Road Pittsboro, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 3:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Copperleaf, Cary, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Twin Lakes, Cary, NC

Updated: 3:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: ESE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Swann's Mill, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 3:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cascades, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 3:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Overlook, Cary, NC

Updated: 3:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Calander Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
320 am EDT Monday Sep 1 2014 


Synopsis...the region will remain under the influence of high 
pressure through midweek. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 305 am Monday... 


Bermuda high pressure will continue to supply a warm and humid 
southerly flow today...with weak southwesterly flow aloft. The 850 mb 
thermal ridge...with temperatures around 20c...shifts over the 
Piedmont...and low-level thicknesses are forecast to start out 
around 1420m...about 10m higher than Sunday morning. Statistical 
agreement is in pretty good agreement with middle 90s around all of 
central NC. The Lee/thermal trough should sharpen and dewpoints 
should mix out more in the west with a little more westerly 
wind...but to the east dewpoints will be in the upper 60s and lower 
70s...which will push heat indices up around 100f. A weak wave over 
West Virginia..noted in water vapor imagery this morning...should 
pass off to the north of the area today...leaving the seabreeze 
and/or differential heating as the main triggers for convection this 
afternoon. Will include a chance pop across the sandhills and 
southern coastal plain where modest MLCAPE of 1500 j/kg is forecast 
to develop. Otherwise just a slight chance across the west. 


Convection will be diurnally driven and will come to an end early 
this evening. Stratus will be possible again..with guidance again 
pointing to the coastal plain. Lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday through Tuesday night/... 
as of 315 am Monday... 


Hot and humid conditions continue on Tuesday...with 850 mb temperatures again 
around 20c and southerly flow around the Bermuda high. A shortwave 
crossing the Great Lakes will lead to some very weak height falls 
over Virginia and NC...which should increase convective coverage 
amidst MLCAPE of 1000-2000 j/kg and precipitable water over 1.75 inches. Shear is 
forecast to remain relatively weak...however...and the better severe 
threat should accordingly remain to our north. Highs in the middle 90s 
and heat indices around 100f in the east. 


The weak heigh falls aloft and lingering outflow boundaries may help 
maintain some showers/storms into the overnight hours Tuesday 
night...with most activity dwindling after midnight. Lows in the 
upper 60s and lower 70s. 




&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Sunday/... 
as of 250 am Monday... 


A hot sub-tropical ridge over the southeast will wax and wane 
throughout the forecast period. After peaking over the southeast early this 
week...the ridge will briefly retreat west and yield to a generally 
east-west oriented middle level shear axis forecast to drift south into the 
Carolinas Wed-Thu...before expanding northward once again...into the 
Ohio Valley and middle Atlantic...Fri-Sat. Medium range ensemble 
guidance suggests this trend will continue into next week...with 
brief weakening of the sub-tropical ridge sun-Mon...at the base of a 
progressive northern stream trough forecast to cross southeast Canada... 
only to re-expand through middle week. 


The Ebb and flow of the pattern aloft...and associated periodic 
relaxation of the sub-tropical ridge...will allow a pair of cold 
fronts to settle into NC - one Wednesday into Thursday and the other Sat night- 
sun. Both modest cooling and above average precipitation chances will 
occur during these times...in contrast to otherwise hot conditions 
in the lower to middle 90s...with diurnally; Piedmont, and sea- 
breeze-driven convection. 


&& 


Aviation /06z Monday through Friday/... 
as of 130 am Monday... 


Southerly flow continues around the Bermuda high...which will likely 
lead to the development of stratus again late tonight. The NC 
coastal plain is the favored area for MVFR to possibly IFR 
ceilings...especially from kfay north to krwi after 08z. VFR 
conditions are expected to return after sunrise...with isolated 
showers/storms possible this afternoon...with the best chance at 
kfay after 18z. 


Outlook... brief restrictions in diurnal convection are possible 
each afternoon...with restrictions in low clouds and fog during the 
pre-dawn morning hours. 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...second 
near term...bls 
short term...bls 
long term...mws 
aviation...sec/bls 






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