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Current Conditions

  • 75°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 6.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 72°
  • Pressure: 30.22 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on August 30, 2014

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 90F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 66F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Hope Valley, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.0 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.5 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.5 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Burdens Creek, Morrisville, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 75 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SSW at 3 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Frosty Meadow, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 84.2 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Churton Grove, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: South at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 80.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Heritage Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:01 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Country Lane Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: River Road Pittsboro, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.4 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Copperleaf, Cary, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 10:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Twin Lakes, Cary, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: ESE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Swann's Mill, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.5 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 10:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Cascades, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 10:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Overlook, Cary, NC

Updated: 10:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Calander Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 10:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
705 am EDT Sat Aug 30 2014 


Synopsis...a warm front will retreat northeastward across central 
and eastern NC and Virginia today. High pressure will build aloft over 
our region into mid-week. 


&& 


Near term /today and tonight/... 
as of 300 am Saturday... 


Low stratus and fog will continue through sunrise as light wind and 
moist airmass persist trapped beneath an h9 inversion. Weak 
isentropic lift overtop of a slow-moving boundary across the region 
has resulted in a few showers during the past hour or so...mainly 
across the northern portion of the state. Earlier cam runs 
indicated these showers...which are prognosticated to continue lifting 
northward into southern Virginia during the remaining early morning hours. 
Otherwise...look for the low clouds and fog to lift and/or burn off 
after sunrise. Then for the rest of today...mostly fair weather can 
be expected across central NC as ridging both surface and aloft remain 
over or just east of our area. The aforementioned boundary is 
prognosticated to lift north and dissipate today...with southerly flow 
resuming as the high pressure center shifts eastward. Any chance 
for rain today should be confined to our east in vicinity of the sea breeze 
and subsequent outflow boundaries. Temperatures will continue to run 5+ 
degrees above normal...low 90s for highs and around 70 for lows 
tonight. Fair weather will continue tonight with the ridge centered 
over our area. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday and Sunday night/... 
as of 300 am Saturday... 


A short wave trough over the miss valley early in the day will lift 
NE toward the Ohio Valley by late day. Although moisture will flow 
northward along and in advance of this trough...and will increase 
across our area throughout the day...looks like the best chance for 
rain will be mostly to our north and west closer to the wave...and 
near the coast in vicinity of the sea breeze. Temperatures will continue to run 
above normal thanks to persistent ridging and southerly flow. Highs 
in the lower 90s Sunday and lows around 70 Sunday night. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Friday/... 
as of 257 am Saturday... 


Upper ridging will prevail for what appears to be the first real 
"extend" time this Summer over NC. Therefore... any surface fronts 
approaching from the north will have a difficult time pushing this 
far south... likely stalling over Virginia or near the Virginia/NC border. We 
will maintain a forecast that depicts slightly above climatology for 
highs/lows... and very near climatology for PM thunderstorm chances 
(the only chance of rainfall in this pattern) during Summer. Expect 
daily highs generally 88-94 northwest to sandhills with lows 68-73. These 
numbers will be 2-4 degrees above normal. A daily chance of 
convection in the afternoon and early evening should be lowest Tuesday 
(15-20 percent)... then pick up slightly Wednesday-Friday (30-40) percent. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
as of 705 am Saturday... 


Widespread MVFR and IFR ceilings ongoing at this time and will continue through 
12-13z as abundant low level moisture and light NE winds in the wake 
of the boundary to our south are helping to facilitate fog and low 
clouds. Flight conditions will improve to VFR after 13z with heating 
and expected to remain VFR through 31/06z. After 06z...patchy fog is 
expected to develop again...resulting in localized MVFR or perhaps 
IFR conditions through sunrise Sunday. 


Outlook...a summertime pattern will persist through early/middle next 
week...with isolated to scattered afternoon/evening convection and a 
potential for early morning fog/stratus. 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...mws/pwb 
near term...np 
short term...np 
long term...pwb 
aviation...np 






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