Wednesday Forecast Discussion: Taste of fall weather coming for the end of the week...

Good Wednesday to everyone across the Foothills and Western Piedmont. A lot of attention remains on powerful hurricane Irma as it moves through the Lesser Antilles. However for this blog post we will focus on the short term locally as a true blast of fall-like weather will roll into the Western Carolinas over the next 24 hours.

A cold front will be moving through the region later today. Ahead of the front yesterday we saw scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms across the coverage area. Most everyone picked up at least between a ¼ and ½ of rainfall with higher totals focused along the Interstate 40 Coridoor. With the front still to come through expect a cool day as clouds and a few showers may roam through the Western Carolinas during the day. Temperatures will struggle to reach the 70’s in a few spots.

All of the moisture will be swept out of the region tonight and the true grasp of this autumn airmass will settle in. Dewpoints and relative humidity values will plummet and by the time we all wake on Thursday morning there will be a much different feel to the weather here across the Foothills and Piedmont.

Widespread 50’s are expected by in the morning, the high country of Western North Carolina will be well into the 40’s.

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This air mass change will stick with us through a good part of the weekend. Thursday, Friday and Saturday should feature mainly sunny skies and mild temperatures in the 70’s during the afternoons with cool 50’s at night.

Once we get to Sunday, our attention will turn to Irma and how she might impact the weather across the Carolinas by early next week…we’ll have more on that in a blog post later today.

Have a great Wednesday!

 

 

Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network