HIGHLIGHTS: After a rainy week, a sunny week ahead
We have head a very rainy last five days across Western North Carolina. Finally, it looks like we will see a dry stretch for at least the next 4-6 days. High pressure will begin to dominate our weather for the day on Saturday, leaving us with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures. We'll see a dry cold front move through the area late on Saturday, cooling us off by about 10 degrees for the day on Sunday. At this point, it does not look like we'll see any rain or much additional cloud cover as this front moves through. Sunday will be the coolest temperatures we'll see for the next week, as a gradual warming trend will begin early next week, likely taking us all the way up into the low-to-mid 80s by late next week.
On the synoptic scale, most of the interesting weather will be contained to our west over the next 5-7 days as a developing ridge of high pressure will take hold over the Eastern 1/3 of the United States. As the ridge build, temperatures will increase, setting up what will be our first very warm stretch, starting around Wednesday of next week and continuing through at least the early part of next weekend. All in all, after a wet and stormy few weeks, the next week will be a nice reprieve for many areas.
Have a great weekend!
Chase Scott Graham