A brief reprieve from the summer heat this weekend...

Good Friday evening, it’s been a hot week across the Western Carolinas but a big change is coming tomorrow. Today showers and thunderstorms have been abundant thanks in part to a backdoor front that has moved south into the Carolinas. That was the lift needed to spark showers and storms today with all the humidity that was in place.

 

This front will move just south of the area tonight and will help set the stage for a cooler regime on Saturday. A sprawling area of high pressure in the Great Lakes Region is the main player in this weather change…northeast winds will begin to kick in overnight tonight and will be established by tomorrow morning…as you can see a summer-type wedge setup is expected across Western North Carolina.

 

 

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Moisture along and north of the backdoor front is going to be hard to dissipate so expect a cloudy start to your Saturday and somewhat muggy.

 

 

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This hybrid-wedge looks to have some staying power through a good part of the day…by tomorrow afternoon high pressure remains firmly in hold across the Eastern Great Lakes and will configure itself down the Eastern side of the Appalachians. The big question is how fast will clouds and low level moisture will scour out tomorrow. That will play a big role in temps...

 

 

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 This more refreshing airmass should make good progress on Saturday night and that will lead to a beautiful second half to the weekend. For details on what we expect check out the 7-Day forecast here at our website a bit later...

 

Daniel Crawley: @SoApps1979

Foothills Weather Network: @FHWxN