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Current Conditions

  • 54°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 47°
  • Pressure: 29.90 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 51 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 8:18 AM EDT on January 25, 2015

  • Saturday

    Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain for the afternoon. High 58F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Saturday Night

    Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers overnight. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Sunday

    Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    A few clouds. Low 44F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low near 45F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny skies. High around 70F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 48F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 69F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Rain showers in the evening will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 51F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Thursday

    Periods of rain. High 68F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

  • Thursday Night

    A steady rain in the evening. Showers continuing late. Low 49F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 72F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low around 50F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 76F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 54F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Sunny. High 79F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Plentiful sunshine. High 81F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low 59F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 83F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 61F. Winds light and variable.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Shady Lawn Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Westminster Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Bendenkamp, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Burning Tree Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Carrboro Elementary, Carrboro, NC

Updated: 11:57 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: Alta Springs, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Everwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:47 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.9 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Westglen, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: -6 °F Humidity: 8% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.5 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Graphs

Location: Windy Hill Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 51.0 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Tuscaloosa -Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Crooked Creek Lane, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 54 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Fairfield, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: WS1001BMC, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Graphs

Location: Lake Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 11:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: Lawrence Road, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Graphs

Location: Burdens Creek, Morrisville, NC

Updated: 11:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 65% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Current Conditions, Durham, NC

Updated: 11:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.6 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
1030 am EDT Sat Apr 25 2015 


Synopsis...a warm front will move into the area and stall today. 
An area of low pressure will approach from the west this evening and 
cross the area overnight...followed by a cold front on Sunday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 1030 am Saturday... 


Just minor adjustments made to the near term forecast. Mainly to 
bring the rain in just a touch faster across the SW third and some 
tweaks to hourly temperature trend based on rain arrival. 


Low level southwesterly flow ahead of a short wave in the middle/upper levels will 
increase isentropic upglide late this morning through the afternoon. 
Rain shield now encroaching upon the southern Piedmont at 14z will 
continue to spread NE...moving into the Triangle region by midday... 
and most of central NC by early afternoon. 12z gso sounding depicts 
a fairly dry sub cloud layer. This suggest a decent potential for 
evaporative cooling once rain saturates the column. Have adjusted 
hourly temperatures to try to capture the trend of temperatures cooling a few 
degrees once the rain sets in. Based on expected rain coverage early 
this afternoon...most places should be in the 50s with the lower 
temperatures across the northern Piedmont (low-middle 50s) and 55-60 across 
the south-se. 


Based on the latest near term models...should see rain shield 
diminish from the SW late this afternoon (around 21z) as drier air 
aloft advects into the region. 


Will retain mention of thunder this evening across the far south 
with potential for strong convection over the Tennessee Valley to drift 
into our southern counties after 00z. While shear more than 
sufficient to support organized convection...low level instability 
appears to be sorely lacking over our region this evening which 
would limit strong/severe potential. Will continue to monitor 
upstream conditions through the afternoon. 




&& 


Short term /Sunday and Sunday night/... 
as of 340 am Saturday... 


The deamplifying shortwave from Saturday night and the associated 
surface low will move east of the area along with early Sunday but 
will be followed by another wave rounding the upper low wobbling 
east across New England. A strong 850mb front draped across the 
Ohio Valley and Middle-Atlantic States will push south across NC Sunday 
afternoon...which should help to erode the linger damming cool pool 
and low clouds...but it may not be early enough to allow for much 
heating before sunset. Thus...highs are expected to again be well 
below normal in the upper 50s and 60s for much of the area...with 
some 70s possible across the far south. Will maintain a chance of 
showers with the front on Sunday...ending Sunday evening. Lows 
Sunday night in the 40s. 


&& 


Long term /Monday through Friday/... 
as of 405 am Saturday... 


A deep...east to west-elongated closed low will move slowly away 
from the New England and southeast Canada coast...while individual 
shortwaves rotate around the low in the mean...one of which will 
pivot across the Middle Atlantic States Monday-Monday night. The models 
generally support this solution of glancing forcing for ascent and 
steepening middle-level lapse rates (to around 6-6.5 c/km) in 
association with the colder middle level temperatures accompanying the 
shortwave trough...across central and especially NE NC. While 
showers or sprinkles will be possible in association with the 
passing wave over central-eastern Virginia and NE NC...it is likely that 
the affect over central NC will simply be a period of enhanced (sct- 
bkn) cumulus Monday afternoon-eve...with relative greatest coverage and 
depth over the NE half of the County warning forecast area. Otherwise...the flow in the low 
levels will be generally NE through Tuesday...as high pressure ridges 
east from the Ohio Valley - supportive of below average temperatures 
in the middle 60s to lower 70s by day and 40s by night. 


Significant forecast uncertainty remains for middle-late week...owing 
to the interaction of the aforementioned vortex moving slowly away 
from New England -and associated trailing confluent flow beneath 
higher latitude blocking- with a southern stream upper low 
approaching from the SW US and probable northern stream 
influence/amplification from southern Canada. The overall pattern 
will favor a southward-suppressed storm track/cyclogenesis and 
associated focus for precipitation across the southeast states Tuesday- 
Thursday...with the relative highest probability of rain in central NC 
late Wednesday through early Thursday. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
as of 645 am Saturday... 


VFR conditions currently as middle and high clouds increase and a few 
sprinkles move west to east across central NC. An area of rain 
associated with warm advection across the lower Tennessee Valley 
region will move into the western Piedmont between 12z and 
15z...though the rain should be light initially given how dry the 
airmass is over central NC this morning. Ceilings will steadily 
lower to MVFR from west to east by late morning and early 
afternoon...followed by IFR conditions as the rain becomes more 
widespread. A warm front is forecast to lift into the southern 
portions of the area...possibly approaching kfay during the 
afternoon. This may offer some support for an isolated thunderstorm 
from krcz to kfay during the late afternoon and evening hours. The 
probability of thunderstorms is much lower to the north. Winds will 
generally be light and variable from krdu to kgso/kint...with a more 
southerly component expect at kfay and krwi this afternoon. 


Poor aviation conditions will continue overnight as ceilings are 
likely to lower to LIFR and some areas of fog develop 


Outlook... adverse aviation conditions are expected to continue into 
late Sunday before improving by Monday. The next chance of sub-VFR 
conditions will be midweek. 


&& 




Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...22 
near term...wss 
short term...22 
long term...rah 
aviation...22 



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