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Current Conditions

  • 91°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 57°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. -
  • Heat Index: 90

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 103 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 71 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 96 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 3:15 PM EDT on August 1, 2015

  • Tonight

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds around 5 mph this evening...becoming light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows around 70. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. Hot with highs in the mid 90s.

  • Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Hot. Lows in the lower 70s. Highs in the mid 90s.

  • Thursday and Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Saturday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

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Location: Shady Lawn Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 2:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Hotelling Court, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 90.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 93.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 95.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Forest, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 96.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 96 °F Graphs

Location: Westminster Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Bendenkamp, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 95.4 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Burning Tree Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 101.8 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 116 °F Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 93.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Carrboro Elementary, Carrboro, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.1 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Stony Hill Farms, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: West at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Everwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 97.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: NNW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 94 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: West at 5 mph Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.8 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 93.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 93.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 92.7 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Westglen, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 95.2 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: East at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Windy Hill Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.4 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.1 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Amy Lane, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 90.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 90.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Tuscaloosa -Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.7 °F Dew Point: 88 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 123 °F Graphs

Location: Rockwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 100.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 104 °F Graphs

Location: Crooked Creek Lane, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Fairfield, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.5 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Durham, NC

Updated: 3:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 91 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 91 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: South at 3 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.2 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: WS1001BMC, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 4:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.3 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 93.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 3:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 89 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 4:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 92.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Rue du Lieutenant Chabal, Durham, NC

Updated: 4:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
245 PM EDT Sat Aug 1 2015 


Synopsis...a weak surface front will waver over eastern North 
Carolina through Sunday while weak high pressure will extend into 
the Piedmont. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 245 PM Saturday... 


A weak surface front will remain stationary in vicinity 
of the NC coast as it is trapped between the Bermuda high offshore 
and another area of high pressure over the central Appalachians. The 
low level flow around the high over the Appalachians will maintain a 
dry air mass over central NC tonight. Under the light/calm wind 
regime and mostly clear skies...temperatures overnight should lower into 
the 60s...near 70 over the southeast. 


Sunday's weather should be similar to today with lots of sun...light 
winds and afternoon dewpoints dipping down into the 50s over the 
Piedmont...and the lower 60s elsewhere. Afternoon thicknesses in the 
1425-1435m range is supportive of temperatures in the 90-95 degree range. 




&& 


Short term /Sunday through Monday night/... 
as of 245 PM Saturday... 


Continued hot and mainly dry this period as weather pattern across 
the region changes little. Broad upper trough will persist over the 
eastern U.S. While dominate ridge continues over the western U.S. 
Sunday's weather should be similar to today as a weak surface trough 
lingers over the coastal plain while a weak surface high remains 
positioned over the central Appalachians. Expect lots of sun...light 
winds and afternoon dewpoints dipping down into the 50s over the 
Piedmont...and the lower 60s elsewhere. Afternoon thicknesses in the 
1425-1435m range is supportive of temperatures in the 90-95 degree range. 
By Monday...the surface high forecast to weaken which allows the coastal 
trough to retrograde into the Piedmont. The demise of the surface high 
may be a little premature as model guidance has a tendency to 
weakens surface highs over the southeast U.S. Too quickly. 


Thus expect only a slight chance of a thunderstorm Sunday afternoon 
over the far southeast...and mainly east of Highway 1 Monday afternoon. 
Afternoon temperatures will remain a few degrees above normal...generally 
in the low-middle 90s. While surface dewpoints will likely mix out into the 
50s-near 60 Sunday afternoon...dewpoints may creep back into the 
uncomfortable range Monday afternoon...especially east of Highway 1. 
Overnight temperatures in the middle 60s northwest to around 70 southeast Sunday night...and 
upper 60s-lower 70s Monday night. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday through Saturday/... 
as of 245 PM Saturday... 


While a broad upper level trough will persist over the eastern third 
of the u... upper ridge over the western U.S. Will undergo a 
deamplification thanks to a short wave projected to cross the Pacific northwest 
Wednesday-Thursday. This relaxing of the upper ridge will allow the 
westerlies to dip a little farther south across the Midwest/lower Ohio 
Valley into the middle Atlantic. This closer proximity of the upper jet 
to central NC will allow S/ws and associated surface boundaries in this 
flow to possibly affect our sensible weather. This appears to be the 
case Thursday into Friday as a few S/ws will cross near or just 
north of central NC...increasing the probability of scattered 
convection both days. Not seeing a strong signal to indicate that 
the convection will be any more than scattered...thus the dry 
conditions being experienced across most of central NC may persist. 


Prior to the increase chance for scattered convection...Tuesday and 
Wednesday will be mostly dry and hot as a mean westerly flow will advect 
little if any moisture and a Lee side trough over the Piedmont 
results in a low level SW flow. This surface trough and available 
moisture should support isolated storms each afternoon-early evening. 


Afternoon temperatures will continue to run a few degrees above normal 
through most of the work week. Maximum temperatures in the low-middle 90s will be 
common until late in the week when upper 80s-around 90 may occur due 
to variable cloudiness and scattered convection. Overnight temperatures in 
the upper 60s-lower 70s. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
as of 115 PM Saturday... 


High confidence of VFR conditions across just about all of central 
NC for the next 24 hours. The only exceptions will be an extremely 
small chance of an isolated rain shower this afternoon in the 
southeastern coastal plain (southeast of kgsb and kfay) and a chance 
of some daybreak stratus/fog at kfay and krwi. The rain chances are 
so small to preclude any mention of restrictions in the tafs. The 
threat of MVFR/IFR stratus/fog is limited with only a subset of 
guidance indicating it...more emphatically at kfay. Probabilities 
are low but still concerned about the occurrence...so will include a 
short tempo group to cover it. 


Otherwise...skies will be mainly clear with just some VFR cumulus 
this afternoon at 4.5-6kft and perhaps some scattered fair weather cumulus 
and cirrus on Sunday with VFR conditions. Surface winds will be 
light through the period...mainly from the northwest to northeast 
although a period of light southerly winds is possible at kfay and 
krwi late tonight as a coastal boundary shifts inland. Light mainly 
northerly winds are expected again on Sunday. 


Looking beyond 18z Sun afternoon... VFR conditions are expected to 
dominate the weather across central NC through middle week. Some patchy 
morning stratus and fog is possible on Monday and Tuesday mornings. 
The threat of showers or thunderstorms will be very low through 
Wednesday and increase somewhat on Thursday. -Blaes 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...wss 
near term...wss 
short term...wss 
long term...wss 
aviation...blaes 






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