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Current Conditions

  • 51°
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW 10 mph
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 41°
  • Pressure: 30.03 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on October 23, 2014

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 70F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 73F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Westglen, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 45.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 46.9 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:57 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.6 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Lystra Estates, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Huckleberry Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: WNW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 9:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.8 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Frosty Meadow, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 8:54 AM EDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 8:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SSW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Churton Grove, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 49.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 9:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Heritage Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 8:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Country Lane Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Copperleaf, Cary, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: NE Durham County, (DW), Durham, NC

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.6 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Twin Lakes, Cary, NC

Updated: 9:01 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Swann's Mill, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 9:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Cascades, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 9:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Overlook, Cary, NC

Updated: 8:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 42.9 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Calander Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
730 am EDT Thursday Oct 23 2014 


Synopsis...a strong upper level low over the middle Atlantic coast 
slowly track northeast and offshore today. High pressure will build 
into the region from the west through Saturday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 300 am Thursday... 


The upper low spinning off the middle-Atlantic coast will lift 
northeastward and away from the region today. Northwest flow will 
continue over NC...though weakening as the pressure gradient 
relaxes...with very dry air east of the mountains. A few wind gusts 
are still possible...especially this morning and across the coastal 
plain. The 850mb thermal trough will shift east of the area and 
thicknesses will start about 5m higher than yesterday...supporting 
highs a degree or two warmer in the 66-70 range. 


Tonight...a deamplifying shortwave crossing the middle-Mississippi 
River valley will likely spread some cirrus across the area after 
midnight. Currently...it doesnt appear the cirrus will be very 
thick...but if it is then forecast lows of 40-43 may be too cold. 




&& 


Short term /Friday and Friday night/... 
as of 300 am Thursday.. 


High pressure will extend into the area form the deep south Friday 
..with a disturbance poised to dive from the upper Midwest across 
the Carolinas Friday night. With very little deep moisture to 
interact with...the shortwave will cross the area relatively 
unnoticed. Thicknesses rise another 10m by Friday 
morning...yielding highs in the lower 70s. Lows Saturday night in 
the middle 40s. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday through Tuesday/... 
as of 235 am Thursday... 


For Sat-sun night: as the middle level shortwave trough axis moves east 
of the forecast area early Sat morning... a benign west-to-east- 
moving warm front will shift through the area Sat with light surface 
flow backing from northwest to west-southwest. Given the dry and stable air on 
forecast soundings and surface high pressure ridge nosing 
northeastward into NC... expect little more than scattered flat cumulus 
Sat. A fast-moving and weak cold front is then expected to drop into 
NC from the northwest late Sat night... a result of strong vorticity 
sweeping across the northern Great Lakes on the south side of a middle level 
low that will move from southern Ontario across southeast Quebec through Sun 
morning. We may see a period of broken clouds with the cold front 
passage... but it will remain dry as the effects of the cold front 
will be muted by the lack of moisture as well as the suppression of 
the (elevated) lift to our north. And the latest GFS/European model (ecmwf) show 
little to no drop in thicknesses... with the front just brushing 
across northern NC. The GFS in particular holds all cooler air north of 
the border and keeps central NC thicknesses 20-30 M above normal. 
Even the more subdued European model (ecmwf) has trended milder. So... expect 
saturday's slightly above normal highs in the low-middle 70s to hold 
firm for Sunday as well... and could even be a couple degrees warmer 
across southern NC. Lows in the upper 40s to near 50 Sat night. Expect 
temperatures to be a tad cooler Sun night... low-middle 40s... as high 
pressure builds into and over NC from the northwest... allowing for good 
radiational cooling with a lack of clouds and a dropoff of winds 
overnight. 


For Monday-Wed: dry and warming. The middle level low over the St Lawrence 
Valley and northeast states will move over and off the Canadian 
Maritimes... as middle level ridging builds from the Southern Plains 
eastward to over and just off the southeast coast through Wednesday. As 
the surface... the high overhead Sun night will ease slowly off the 
coast with increasing thicknesses through middle week. The GFS/European model (ecmwf) 
take a longwave trough through the plains and into the Great Lakes 
Tuesday/Wednesday with a corresponding surface cold front... however there is 
much uncertainty regarding the speed of approach of this trough and 
front toward NC. Will maintain temperatures a bit above-normal and a trend 
toward increasing clouds as low level flow introduces gradually 
improving moisture... but with no appreciable rain in sight. -Gih 


&& 


Aviation /12z Thursday through Monday/... 
as of 730 am Thursday... 


Northwesterly flow on the southern fringe of an upper low off the 
middle-Atlantic coast will maintain VFR conditions through the taf 
period. Will likely see some wind gusts into the 15-20kt 
range...especially through midday and at points east of 
krdu/krwi/kfay...with a gradual weakening of winds through the late 
afternoon and evening hours as the pressure gradient weakens. Light 
northwesterly winds are expected tonight. 


Outlook...a prolonged period of VFR conditions will persist into the 
weekend/early next week as the weather remains dominated by dry 
northwesterly flow aloft and surface high pressure. 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...Hartfield 
near term...bls 
short term...bls 
long term...Hartfield 
aviation...krd/bls 






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