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Current Conditions

  • 70°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 68°
  • Pressure: 29.85 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on September 21, 2014

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then clear. High of 73F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast. High of 73F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 12:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 12:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.13 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Carrboro Elementary, Carrboro, NC

Updated: 12:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: RAWS DUKE FOREST NC US, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 69 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: WSW at 2 mph Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hope Valley, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.7 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 12:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Burdens Creek, Morrisville, NC

Updated: 12:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 12:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest V58A Pittsboro NC US USARRAY, Bynum, NC

Updated: 11:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 70 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSE at 1 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 12:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Churton Grove, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 12:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 12:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.8 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Heritage Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Country Lane Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Copperleaf, Cary, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 12:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Twin Lakes, Cary, NC

Updated: 12:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Swann's Mill, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 12:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cascades, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 12:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Overlook, Cary, NC

Updated: 12:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Calander Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 12:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
1000 PM EDT sun Sep 21 2014 


Synopsis...a cold front will move east into the area overnight and 
will temporary stall along the coast Monday and Monday night. High 
pressure will build into the region from the north through mid-week. 


&& 


Near term /through Monday night/... 
as of 1000 PM Sunday... 


The approaching cold front is still just to the west of the 
mountains...with a prefrontal trough now evident over the western 
Piedmont. A few showers have developed along the trough...mostly 
from The Triad south toward Lexington...where there is still some 
weak MLCAPE despite a middle-level inversion just above 600mb. There 
are also some showers back closer to the cold front to watch..but 
these will encounter a less favorable environment as instability 
weakens with westerly flow at 850mb and limited moisture 
accompanying the front. Have adjusted probability of precipitation to reflect the fairly 
localized area of showers over the western Piedmont and expect these 
showers to also dwindle with time as they progress east near the Highway 
64 corridor. Most areas that see a shower will get less than a 
tenth of an inch of rain. Behind the front...dewpoints will quickly 
drop into the 50s but the core of the cooler air will likely be slow 
to cross the mountains and lows should mostly be in the low to middle 
60s. 




The cold front and attendant narrow axis of high level moisture will 
temporary stall along the coast during the day on Monday through 
early Tuesday as a potent vortmax embedded in the base of the upper 
trough attempts to close and cut-off over the southeast US. This 
will delay the onset of strong cold air advection until late Monday night/Tuesday 
morning...which will allow highs Monday to still climb into the middle- 
upper 70s northwest to lower 80s southeast. Much cooler Monday night...especially 
in the northwest...lows ranging from the upper 40s north/northwest to Lower/Middle 
50s southeast Tuesday morning. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday through Tuesday night/... 
as of 250 PM Sunday... 


Strong high pressure...becoming centered over the northeast US by 
Tuesday night...will ridge down into central NC...resulting in much 
cooler and drier conditions. Continued cold air advection will result in highs only 
reaching into the low to middle 70s. Under mostly clear skies Tuesday 
night...overnight lows are expected to fall into the low to middle 50s 
(with some upper 40s possible in the normal cooler locales across 
the northern portions of the forecast area). 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Sunday/... 
as of 250 PM Sunday... 


Forecast confidence remains below normal towards the middle/end of 
the week as there continues to be some disagreement among the 
models. One thing in which there is general consensus is that the 
low level flow around the high will increase and begin to gradually 
take on more of an east of northerly component beginning late 
Wednesday (as the high shifts off the northeast coast) allowing some 
moisture to return to the area. In addition...models continue to 
hint at a weakness aloft and associated inverted trough developing 
near the southeast coast (although to varying degrees among the 
models). This would increase clouds and precipitation chances (especially 
across eastern nc). The more consistent European model (ecmwf) shows a closed low 
aloft across the southeast which in turn results in a stronger 
inverted trough and therefore more enhanced precipitation/cloud cover. The 
GFS continues to indicate a broad trough aloft over the area and 
therefore is weaker with the coastal trough and associated cloud 
cover/precipitation (although it is not completely dry). For now...will 
maintain mainly slight chance probability of precipitation towards the end of the week given 
the more consistent European model (ecmwf). Regardless...cloudy and cooler conditions 
will persist...with highs staying in the low to middle 70s and 
overnight lows mostly in the 50s. 


Some drying may commence by the weekend as ridging tries to build 
east. As a result...temperatures will undergo some moderation...and are 
expected to return to near normal values. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Monday through Friday/... 
as of 825 PM Sunday... 


A mostly dry cold front will cross central NC tonight. While VFR 
conditions should prevail...a period of 4-7 thousand feet 
ceilings...and even a few sprinkles or showers mainly at triad 
terminals where instability is maximized this evening...will 
accompany the front. Light...initially SW to west surface winds ahead of 
the front will gradually veer to northwest as the front settles through the 
region overnight...with light northwest to north-northwest winds forecast to continue 
through Monday. 


Outlook: a low pressure system will develop off the southeast coast 
and provide for a good chance of sub-VFR conditions and rain middle- 
late week...with relative highest probability of occurrence and 
poorest conditions at eastern terminals. 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...cbl 
near term...cbl/bls 
short term...krd 
long term...krd 
aviation...mws 






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