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Current Conditions

  • 49°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: West 7 mph
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 43°
  • Pressure: 30.03 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 65 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 71 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 74 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Overcast
  • High: 80 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • Overcast

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 11:16 AM EDT on January 30, 2015

  • Monday

    Chance of a morning shower. A mix of clouds and sun. High around 65F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 71F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low 46F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. High 66F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 44F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Sunshine and some clouds. High 74F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low around 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast. High around 80F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies and light rain after midnight. Low near 60F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Saturday

    Light rain early. A mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear skies. Low 41F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Sunny. High 69F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 43F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny skies. High near 70F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 51F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Periods of rain. High 74F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Wednesday

    Rain. High 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Wednesday Night

    Rain diminishing to a few showers late. Low around 55F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday

    Chance of a shower or two during the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High 73F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 53F. Winds light and variable.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Shady Lawn Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Westminster Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Bendenkamp, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Burning Tree Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: West at 2.9 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Alta Springs, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Everwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:18 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: North at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Westglen, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.0 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Windy Hill Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: South at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Amy Lane, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: ESE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: South at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Tuscaloosa -Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Rockwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Crooked Creek Lane, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Fairfield, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: WSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: WS1001BMC, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: West at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Lake Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: WSW at 4.3 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Hillsborough NC US, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 12:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: WNW at 1 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Rue du Lieutenant Chabal, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Chapel Hill NC US, Bynum, NC

Updated: 12:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 50 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: WSW at 2 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Huckleberry Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SSW at 4.6 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Lawrence Road, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Burdens Creek, Morrisville, NC

Updated: 1:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 90% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Carolina Preserve, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 57.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: WSW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.1 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Current Conditions, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: WSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
1045 am EDT Monday Mar 30 2015 


Synopsis...a cold front will exit central NC by late afternoon. 
High pressure will briefly move across the region on Tuesday...and 
will be followed by another cold front that will move across the 
Carolinas Tuesday night. High pressure will build back over the 
region for Wednesday. 


&& 


Near term /this afternoon and tonight/... 
as of 1045 am Monday... 


A band of rain showers ahead of a surface cold front will continue 
to progress east across central NC...exiting our coastal plain 
counties prior to 3 PM. Observed rainfall amounts have been 
generally less than a quarter of an inch and expect similar amounts 
over the rest of the forecast area. 


Challenge now centers on afternoon temperatures. Low level west-northwest flow 
behind the cold front will aid to scour out residual 
moisture...leading to decreasing cloudiness. Expect skies to become 
mostly sunny across the northwest Piedmont by early afternoon...and in the 
NE Piedmont and sandhills by middle afternoon. This trend suggest a 
uniform temperature field this afternoon...mainly in the 60-65 degree range 
with the warmest temperatures in the western Piedmont. If clearing is 
delayed in the coastal plain...afternoon temperatures may remain in the 
50s. -Wss 


Fair weather with mainly clear skies tonight in the wake of the cold 
front...although some middle and high clouds in advance of the next 
northern stream wave may move across late tonight or early Tuesday 
morning...perhaps in the form of some orographic cirrus. As for 
temperatures...cold air advection will be fairly subtle as demonstrated by low level 
thicknesses dropping only about 10-15m from pre-frontal values. 
Still below normal though...with lows tonight expected to range from 
the upper 30s across The Triad to lower 40s across the sandhills. 
-Rah 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday and Tuesday night/... 
as of 315 am Monday... 


The active northwest flow will continue...with the next short wave moving 
southeast across the Great Lakes and northern middle-Atlantic regions during 
this time. Its attendant surface front...which will be moving across the 
Ohio Valley around mid-day...will progress east and southward... 
crossing central NC during the evening Tuesday. Since there will be 
little or no opportunity for moisture recovery behind today's 
front...the frontal passage Tuesday evening is expected to be dry. 
Otherwise...850mb flow is prognosticated to shift from northwest to SW and 
increase ahead of the approaching wave...so look for temperatures to trend 
warmer...with highs in the upper 60s to around 70. 


High pressure will begin building into our area behind the front 
Tuesday night...so look for clearing skies. Despite Post-front cold air advection 
as noted by downward trend in low level thickness values...it will 
be breezy Tuesday night with high pressure is building 
southward...so look for lows in the low to middle 40s. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Sunday/... 
as of 355 am Monday... 


Deep layer ridging...including a relatively cool Canadian surface 
high...will build east across the Carolinas Wednesday and Wednesday night. The 
result will be mainly clear and cooler than average conditions...with 
temperatures mostly in the 60s for highs...and middle 30s to lower 
40s for lows...based on good to excellent radiational cooling and 
projected ll thickness values around 1340 meters at 12z Thursday. 


Return flow and a developing ll warm air advection regime will develop Thursday and Thursday 
night...but both moisture and lift appear more meager than 
previously forecast in part due to a more sheared solution for a 
southern stream shortwave trough forecast to cross the area Thursday... 
so any associated rain chances would appear to be slight at best. 
Warmer with highs in the 70s...and lows mostly in the upper 
50s...with increasing humidity levels as surface dewpoints climb into 
the 50s. 


Timing differences remain in model solutions regarding the approach 
of a northern stream trough and associated surface cold frontal passage 
during the end of the week and into the weekend. The GFS remains on 
the slow side of model solutions...with frontal passage on Sat...while the 
European model (ecmwf)...with support of the ec ensembles...indicates frontal passage Friday 
night. Will follow wpc preference toward the ec Camp and indicate 
the best chance of showers Friday night...with unfavorable diurnal 
timing for any thunder. Warm in advance of the front...with highs 
around 80 degrees or better Friday...but turning cooler and trending 
closer to average for the weekend...with some upper 30s probable Sun 
morning. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Monday through Friday/... 
as of 640 am Monday... 


Prefrontal showers are moving east across the NC mountains and 
foothills at this time. Ahead of these showers...middle clouds have increased 
across the Piedmont and will continue low lower as the showers 
approach. Flight conditions expected to become MVFR with local IFR as 
the light rain arrives over the next few hours. Rain is still 
expected to begin at int/gso by 12z...rdu by 1330z...and rwi/Fay by 
1430z. The rain should be fairly short-lived...with VFR conditions 
to returning to int/gso by 18z...and rdu/rwi/Fay by 21-22z. Current 
krax vwp is still indicating SW winds of 50-55kt at 1 to 2 k 
feet...while surface winds are around 10-12kt. As such...will continue to 
include low level wind shear in the tafs through at least late morning. While the 
low level wind shear may decrease later this morning...surface winds are expected to 
increase with 20+kt gusts through 30/23z. For tonight (aft 
30/23z)...VFR conditions are expected with mainly middle-high clouds. 


Beyond tonight...look for mainly VFR conditions through Thursday. 
Conditions may briefly deteriorate Thursday night through 
Friday...and again on Saturday associated with increased clouds and 
precipitation chances with an approaching cold front. 


&& 


Fire weather... 
as of 1045 am Monday... 


Breezy SW surface winds Tuesday will lead to a warm afternoon with 
afternoon temperatures near 70-lower 70s. These temperatures combined with a dry 
air mass will result in minimum relative humidity values between 25- 
30 percent. Surface winds are expected to frequently gusts between 23-28 
miles per hour. Winds of this magnitude in conjunction with the low relative humidity will 
quickly dry out fine fuels. While these parameters are just short 
of red flag conditions...any unattended fires may quickly become 
uncontrollable if the fire occurs in a receptive fuel. After 
coordinating with NC forestry officials...a Special Weather 
Statement for increase fire danger will likely be needed Tuesday 
afternoon. Will likely issue this statement later today...after 
viewing incoming 12z model data. 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...rah 
near term...wss/rah 
short term...rah 
long term...rah 
aviation...rah 
fire weather...wss 



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