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Current Conditions

  • 43°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 29.81 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 41

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 49 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 5:16 PM EDT on January 27, 2015

  • Friday

    Periods of light rain early. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.

  • Friday Night

    Light rain early. Partial clearing overnight. Low 36F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Saturday

    Sunny. High around 50F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear skies. Low around 25F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mainly sunny. High 54F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear skies in the evening then becoming cloudy overnight. Low around 40F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Generally fair. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High near 70F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 49F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 73F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mainly clear skies. Low 53F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 74F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 58F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday

    Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High around 75F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 53F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain showers at times. High 67F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 43F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 64F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 47F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday

    Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. High 68F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. Low 52F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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Location: Shady Lawn Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Westminster Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Bendenkamp, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Burning Tree Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Alta Springs, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Everwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Westglen, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Windy Hill Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Amy Lane, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Tuscaloosa -Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Rockwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Crooked Creek Lane, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Fairfield, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: WS1001BMC, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 8:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Rue du Lieutenant Chabal, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.39 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Huckleberry Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Lawrence Road, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 8:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 8:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Burdens Creek, Morrisville, NC

Updated: 8:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Carolina Preserve, Cary, NC

Updated: 8:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.9 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 8:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Current Conditions, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: -12 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Windy Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
806 PM EDT Friday Mar 27 2015 


Synopsis...a potent upper level trough will move through the region 
overnight. Dry high pressure will build into the region over the 
weekend. 


&& 


Near term /today and tonight/... 
as of 230 PM Friday... 


Amplifying upper level trough digging southward into the southern 
Appalachians will progress across the Carolinas overnight. Strong 
DPVA /layer lifting/ and cold advection aloft (h7 temperatures falling 10c 
between 21z-03z in the triad) will result in marginal nocturnal 
destabilization and a potential for isolated to scattered low-topped showers 
from west-east in the 02-08z time frame. The latest guidance 
suggests that low-level thermal profiles will be exclusively 
supportive of rain during the time-frame in which shower activity 
will be possible. Lows will be driven by a combination of cold 
advection and radiational cooling between 06-12z as synoptic 
subsidence /clearing/ commences in the wake of the upper level 
trough and the mslp gradient tightens. Lows ranging from lower 30s 
in the northwest Piedmont to upper 30s/near 40 in the southeast coastal plain. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday and Saturday night/... 
as of 230 PM Friday... 


..freeze watch has been issued for souther portions of the forecast 
area Saturday night/Sunday morning... 


A deep upper trough(h5 2 to 3 Standard deviations below 
normal)...with equally anomalous 800 mb temperatures of -8 to -10c will 
be in place across the eastern US Saturday-Saturday. Despite 
compliments of full sunshine...highs Saturday will average 15 to 20 
degrees below normal...with a steady 10 to 15 miles per hour northwesterly breeze making 
it feel even colder. Highs ranging from lower 40s northwest to 
around 50 southeast. 


Strengthening 1030mb surface sliding east over the Carolinas 
underneath dry deep northwesterly flow aloft will provide optimal radiational 
conditions. Thus...expect lows Sunday morning to lie within the 
cooler 1275-1280m observed thickness range. Lows in the lower to middle 
20s...which will challenge record min temperatures at area climate sites. 
Will issue a freeze watch with the afternoon package across the 
southern portions of the forecast area where the Spring frost/freeze 
program is activated. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday through Friday/... 
as of 210 PM Friday... 


To begin the period...high pressure will quickly migrate over the 
area...becoming situated off the southeast coast by Sunday 
afternoon/evening. As a result...temperatures will begin to moderate some 
as return flow begins to set up over the region...with generally middle 
50s expected. Overnight...clouds will increase through the overnight 
hours as another short wave/associated cold front approaches the 
area. This (along with some warm air advection) will keep temperatures in 
the middle/upper 30s. 


As the aforementioned front crosses the area on Monday...precipitation 
chances will increase. Although with very limited moisture return 
expected...will not go any higher then low end chance pop. Despite 
the frontal passage and its associated clouds and light precipitation... 
temperatures will warm even more on Monday (over sunday) given the westerly 
downslope flow. Highs should rise into the 60s. Even more 
modification will occur into middle week given more in the way of 
sunshine. Highs on Tuesday will be mostly in the upper 60s (maybe 
approaching 70 degrees across the south)...with mostly lower 70s 
expected by Wednesday. 


Our next southern stream system is prognosticated to approach the area by 
the latter half of the week. As can be expected this far out in the 
forecast period...confidence in the exact details is not high. For 
now...will introduce probability of precipitation back into the forecast by Thursday...with 
precipitation lingering into Friday. Temperatures are expected to remain slightly 
above normal. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Saturday through Tuesday/... 
as of 805 PM Friday... 


24-hour taf period: mainly VFR conditions across the area... with the 
exception of some brief MVFR ceilings/visbys with patches of light 
rain/drizzle in association with an upper level trough crossing the 
area. Skies should begin to clear between 09-12z... and winds will 
be from the northwest with gusts of 15-20 kts during the afternoon hours. 


Looking ahead: VFR conditions will rule over the weekend as high 
pressure builds into the region from the west/NW. The next potential 
for adverse conditions will be associated/west an upper level disturbance 
Monday afternoon...with VFR conditions expected thereafter. 


&& 


Climate... 


We could approach record low territory Sunday morning on the 29th. 
Below are the list of the record minimum temperatures for March 
29th. 


Record minimum temperature 


Gso 20-1966 


Rdu 20-1966 


Fay 24-1982 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 


Freeze watch from late Saturday night through Sunday morning for 
ncz028-042-043-073>078-083>086-088-089. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...cbl/Vincent 
near term...cbl/Vincent 
short term...cbl 
long term...krd 
aviation...rah/cbl 
climate...cbl 






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