By Jesse Wood
May 8, 2014. The High Country will flirt with record-high temperatures for May 8 on Thursday afternoon.
RaysWeather.com reported that the temps are expected to be in the low- to mid-80s. Highs on the mountaintops are forecasted to be in the low- to mid-70s.
“We’ll flirt with those numbers today. Enjoy a beautiful May day!” RaysWeather.com noted in its forecast discussion.
Amidst RaysWeather.com’s archive of weather data, the record high for Boone for May 8 is 82 degrees. The earliest recording of that high is 1936 and may have occurred again since then. For those interested, the record low for May 8 is 29 degrees, which happened as early as 1944.
Beech Mountain’s record high for May 8 is 71, first recorded in 2010.
Banner Elk’s record high for May 8 is 82, first recorded in 1940.
West Jefferson’s record high for May 8 is 85, recorded in 1940.
According to hourly forecasts online, the high of the day should take place about 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Stay cool out there!
If nothing else, tomorrow’s thunderstorms and showers should cool the air.