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Cooler temperatures and dry through Thursday.

Remnant low of Ian expected to bring rain and some wind to the Piedmont Friday and through the weekend.

Today: Mostly Sunny. High 74. 

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Low 47.

Wednesday: Partly Sunny. High 69.

Thursday: Clouds Increase. High 68.

Friday: Rain Late. Breezy/Windy. High 65.

WEATHER SUMMARY

Cool, Fall air will remain over the area for the next several days. A dry cold front will cross the area tonight and reinforce the cool air as high pressure builds over the Great Lakes. Today will be mostly sunny with a high of 74. Tonight, will be mostly clear with a low of 47. Wednesday will be partly sunny with a high of 69. Clouds will increase Thursday afternoon, but it should remain dry with highs in the upper 60’s.

Ian is expected to slow down as it approaches the Florida west coast near Tampa. On the current forecast track, Ian is likely to track northward and brush the coast before moving inland north of Tampa on Thursday. The storm will weaken to a depression over Georgia Saturday. The remnant low will slow even more in its forward track and it looks more like the low will craw into the Carolinas Saturday and Sunday. If this happens, rain chances will extend well into Sunday and Sunday night for the NC Piedmont.

While the forecast track is still somewhat unclear. This looks like mainly a rain event for our area. It is not out of the question that we could get several inches of rain through Sunday night. It is too early to suggest that there will be flash flooding, but that will need to be watched. It is a big help that our soil is rather dry now and can handle a good bit of water. Winds will need to be watched but should not be a significant issue. As high pressure over the Great Lakes builds east to New England, a pressure gradient will set up along the East Coast between the remnant low to our south and the high pressure to our north. This means that it will become breezy/windy as early as Friday. Gusts of 35 mph to around 40 mph are possible. This will be updated as needed.

In summary, Ian’s track near and over northern Florida is fairly clear at this point. The track forecast for the remnant low over Georgia and the Carolina’s is still uncertain. The new development is that the low is expected to slow down, potentially keep us wet for the entire weekend. Rain will move in Friday afternoon, with the peek rain on Saturday and Saturday night. Scattered showers are expected Sunday and Sunday night. Please keep in mind, there will be more chances to the forecast moving forward as expected.

The normal high is 77, and the normal low is 57.

 

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