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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:00PM

A Bit Breezy, but Seasonable

Today will be on the breezy side at times, but temperatures won’t stray too far from normal. The wind relaxes by this evening allowing for a chilly night under clear skies. Thursday stays dry as well and temperatures will take a step up. A fast-moving front brings mostly morning showers to the area Friday. The sun should make an appearance late in the day, though. Saturday is dry and warm and the same may go for Sunday…keep your fingers crossed.

It's our favorite time of year again... MerleFest, Thursday through Sunday wall-to-wall music on 13 stages. The weather looks great (except for a few showers morning and early afternoon Friday). See our Hour-by-Hour MerleFest Forecast for details.

Wednesday

Hi: 67 Lo: 38

Bright sunshine; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty, becoming calm Wednesday night
Thursday

Hi: 72 Lo: 50

Mostly sunny & seasonable; More clouds arrive for Thursday night; South wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 74 Lo: 46

Mostly cloudy; Showers (maybe a t-shower); Clearing late; NW wind 5-15 mph
Saturday

Hi: 76 Lo: 50

Mostly sunny & warm
Sunday

Hi: 76 Lo: 53

Partly to mostly cloudy; Isolated showers

Further Out

Monday - Mostly cloudy with showers possible; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy with showers possible; High in the lower 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

Yesterday’s cold front continues to push east of the area this morning with drier air moving in behind it. In the mountains, a gusty NW wind will persist into the afternoon hours before diminishing tonight. East of the mountains, the wind won’t be as gusty. High pressure moving in today will keep it dry through Thursday.

A cold front developing in the Plains today will reach WNC Friday morning. However, it will be in a weakening state by the time it gets here. This should help keep the associated shower activity more scattered in nature (similar to yesterday). This front is forecast to move through fairly quickly so we expect at least some partial clearing late in the day. High pressure very briefly builds back in on Saturday with dry and warm conditions.

Beyond Saturday, the weather pattern turns more unsettled as a slow-moving upper level low trudges across the southern US. There are a lot of details yet to be worked out, but the general theme is lots of clouds and a good chance of showers, especially Monday and Tuesday. Sunday is more of a wild card and may actually end up being drier like Saturday. It all depends on how the weather pattern evolves late this week and into the weekend.

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