Good Saturday to everyone across the region…as you head out the door early this morning it is on the chilly side across the Western Carolinas with temperatures in the mid 20’s on average. We have a temperature inversion going on currently as warmer air aloft resides. For example temperatures are in the 30’s along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in Boone while the colder air has drained into the mountain valleys.
With southwest winds in place expect another nice warmup, the inversion will erode fast and temperatures will be off and running into the mid/upper 50’s under mostly sunny conditions. A few high clouds may slide in later but it should continue to be nice.
Southwest winds will help keep temperatures higher tonight (upper 20’s to 30’s) than we have been saying normally. That will help set up a warm end to the weekend as southwest winds aloft will add to the warming flow. A few low 60’s are quite possible on Sunday with partly cloudy skies.
By late Sunday and into Monday a deep trough and upper low out west will begin to eject out into the Plains, that will help to advect moisture into the region to begin the new week. It will be mild and with an increasing chance to showers later Monday and into Monday night. Current indications are for a modest rainfall event Monday of .25 - .50 inch possible.
Following the Monday rain event, somewhat cooler air will filter into the region but it won’t be anywhere near recent cold snaps. We’re looking at low/mid 50’s in the daytime with upper 20’s and 30’s at night…which is just a smidge above normal values for the last full week of the month.
Have a great Saturday!
Foothills Weather Network