Forecast Last Updated at Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:59PM
Nice October Weather
Despite the cooler starts over the next couple of days, especially in the mountain valleys, the overall theme will be very nice weather for late October. Temperatures will be close to normal through Saturday, then jump well above normal Sunday through early next week. The upcoming weekend looks very nice for any outdoor activities planned. Enjoy! Of note, a disturbance coming through Saturday night may kick off a brief, light shower or two across NW NC / SW VA, but it is hardly worth the mention. That disturbance will make it a bit breezy late Saturday through early Sunday morning as well.
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Hi: 68 Lo: 36
Becoming mostly clear tonight; Patchy valley frost possible; Light north wind
Hi: 70 Lo: 43
Mostly sunny; Pleasant; NW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 74 Lo: 44
Becoming sunny; Beautiful end to the weekend; NW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 76 Lo: 45
Sunny & nice weather continues
Hi: 74 Lo: 46
Sunny, mild weather continues
Wednesday - Increasing clouds with showers possible; High in the upper 60s; Low in the mid 40s
Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Showers possible; High in the mid 60s; Low in the mid 40s
We are entering a very nice stretch of weather (by October’s standards) across the mountains of western NC and SW VA…
There was quite the temperature contrast this morning. Sheltered valleys dropped down into the low to mid-30’s with patchy frost while the ridge tops only dropped into the 40’s. This is known as a temperature inversion and it is often a sign of milder weather to come. Temperatures over the next couple of days will be close to normal, but milder than the last few. Even more moderation occurs late in the weekend and into early next week.
The dry weather pattern of late looks to continue for most of the region through early next week. The one exception is NW NC and SW VA where a brief, light shower can’t be ruled out Saturday night as a weak disturbance moves through. The more noticeable aspect of that disturbance, though, will be a brief uptick in the wind Saturday through early Sunday morning.
A southerly wind developing late in the weekend will bring above normal temperatures to the southern Appalachians Sunday through Tuesday. Many locations will likely reach or exceed the 70 degree mark during that time. We’re talking temperatures running at least 10 degrees above normal for late-October. Tough to beat that kind of weather this late in the month.
The weather pattern does look like it will begin to transition back to a more active one by mid to late next week. The next front arrives Wednesday or Thursday with showers.
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