Weekend Warm Up

Good Thursday everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful day so far. 

Foggy start for most areas in Western North Carolina. We have some warmer air moving in from the Southwest and that is interacting with the cool dense air. That should start to mix out as we go through the morning. Once the fog does burn off, we should see another mostly sunny day with our temperatures moving into the low 70's. Like I mentioned earlier, Southwest flow will start to take over as the high pressure moves off the coast, so tonight we won't be as cold, as our temps will only bottom out in the mid to upper 40's. 

A beautiful weekend for Western North Carolina, as we begin to warm up. Friday sunny skies will lead our highs into the mid 70's.

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Saturday and Sunday we are mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70's. 

 

Monday we start to see some changes take place. A strong cold front is set to push through the area late Monday into Tuesday. Ahead of the front a strong southerly push of air will lead to some upslope flow rain in the foothill and mountain locations on Monday. The front will push into the area Monday evening into Tuesday by midday.

The Euro is slower (Tuesday PM)

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The GFS is little faster (Late Monday PM). 

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Whenever the front moves in, we are expecting it to bring some nice rain totals to the area. Most locations in Western North Carolina will see between 1-3" of rain. As the front pushes through a few thunderstorms can't be ruled out either. 

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The front will bring in much colder air into the area. Starting Wednesday through the weekend highs only mange to make it into the upper 50's to low 60's. 

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Looking long term it looks like the cool fall air will stick around as the next few weeks look to be below normal. 

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Have a great day! 

Scotty Powell 

Meteorologist 

Twitter: @ScottyPowell_WX