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Tonight: Mainly Clear. Low 57.

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. Chance of a Late Shower, Mainly West. High 82.

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. 20% Chance of a Late Shower. High 84.

Thursday: Partly Cloudy. 30% Chance of a Shower. High 79.

Friday: Partly Cloudy. 30% Chance of Showers. High 77.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy. 30% Chance of Showers. High 79.

Sunday: Partly Cloudy. 30% Chance of Showers. High 81.

Monday: Partly Cloudy. 30% Chance of Showers. High 81.

Weather Summary:

It may be May, but we're firmly in a summer weather pattern this week. Lots of warmth, and plenty of sunshine throughout the week. Not only that, we're also looking at the possibility of a semi-tropical system off the Carolina coast late this week.

Right now, high pressure is in control just off the Atlantic coast. Southerly flow around this high is acting as our heat pump sending warmth into the Carolinas, and the entire East Coast. Temps have soared into the 80s as far north as southern Canada. We can expect temps to remain right around 80 through the rest of the week as this high remains in control.

One thing to watch each afternoon will be the possibility of a few stray showers. The higher elevations of the Blue Ridge and the Foothills will have the chance for a stray shower or two during the afternoon. At times, some of these showers could drift east into parts of the Triad, but this is just a small chance. Much of the week will be dry.

The main forecast feature in the Carolinas will be a semi-tropical low pressure system off the coast by late week. This low will be forming near the Bahamas in the next few days, moving farther north toward the Carolinas by Thursday. As it moves north it will strengthen, with some stronger winds and rains likely. If it tracks close to shore, the beaches could see some nasty weather. It is still entirely possible that it will track a bit farther out to sea, missing the coast. It looks unlikely that the Triad will see any major weather effects with this system, but it could impact beach travel plans if you have them.

The normal high is 75, and the normal low is 52.

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