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Scattered showers and thunderstorms have developed to the north and northwest of the Triad today, but it has been very quiet in the center of the Piedmont.  The lack of rain has really helped temperatures warm up, and the high officially at PTI was 86°!

The summerlike pattern will stay in place, in large part because there are no cold fronts expected to pass through North Carolina, in the near-term.  It will be warm Friday with highs around 84° expect a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly to the northwest.

Saturday will be the sunniest day in the forecast, and through the weekend, highs will remain in the mid-80’s.  A slow-moving cold front is expected to stall out in east Tennessee/southern Virginia Monday and Tuesday, and that will bring a more persistent chance of showers and thunderstorms to the forecast for the beginning of next week.  Temperatures, due to the increased cloud cover, will be closer to normal as well… in the upper-70’s to near 80°.

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