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Asheville UNCA

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Asheville UNCA , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:51AM

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The weather today won’t feel like Cinco de Mayo, but more like early March, with temperatures running 10-15 degrees below normal. Skies will be mostly cloudy along with intermittent showers into early Friday. By Friday afternoon, skies will begin to clear, paving the way for a nice weekend for Mom. Weekend details below....

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Hi: 56 Lo: 44

Lots of clouds; Intermittent showers; Unseasonably brisk/chilly; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph tonight

Hi: 63 Lo: 44

Mostly cloudy with passing showers; Decreasing cloudiness late in the day; Mostly clear Friday night; Quite cool; NW wind 10-20 mph gusting to 30

Hi: 75 Lo: 55

Bright sunshine; Moderating temperatures; NW wind 10-15 mph becoming light at night

Hi: 82 Lo: 57

A good deal of sunshine for Mom; Slightest chance for a shower; Warm-up continuing

Hi: 81 Lo: 59

A good deal of sunshine; Continued warm

Further Out

Tuesday - Partly cloudy; Perhaps an isolated PM shower or t-shower; Warm; High near 80 degrees; Low in the upper 50s
Wednesday - Partly cloudy & warm; Scattered showers & thunderstorms, mainly PM; High in the lower 80s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A cold-core upper level low-pressure system is rotating across North Carolina today. With it will come unseasonably chilly temperatures, lots of clouds and occasional light showers. It’s even cold enough for some wet snow today across the highest mountaintops in the Southern Appalachians. We’re talking places like Mount Mitchell, Roan Mountain, Beech Mountain, Cold Mountain, Richland Balsam, Clingman’s Dome, etc. On the other end of the spectrum, the cold air aloft could also generate enough instability for an isolated thundershower producing some small hail today in the lower elevations.

The upper low will pivot away on Friday, but it will be a slow process, so clouds and even some light rain showers might linger, especially early in the day. Skies clear late in the day or by Friday night.

Saturday looks like a fabulous day as high pressure builds in and promotes a very noticeable warming trend with nearly full sunshine. A cold front sneaks into the area on Sunday from the northwest. There will be a chance for a stray shower on Sunday (even by Sunday morning). Overall, we think it’s going to be a very nice day for Mom. Temperatures will be warming-up nicely.

Looking ahead to next week, seasonably warm weather returns. Dry weather early on may evolve into a chance for showers and thundershowers toward midweek.


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