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NWS Special Weather Statement (Buncombe County)

Current Conditions
Asheville UNCA

Temp: 57.3°F
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Asheville UNCA , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 5:36PM

Steadier Rain Tonight

You've seen the viral videos where someone looks into a water bottle, then they get their face sprayed when another person squeezes the bottle? The unwitting victim is us, and weather is the evil perpetrator. Add some ice to that bottle to complete the analogy. Steadier rain arrives tonight. Temperatures will be steady or rising overnight. Rain ends early Monday leaving us with a mostly nice day to dry our faces. A wintry mix develops Tuesday then changes to rain. Wednesday through the rest of this forecast will be rainy.


Hi: 46 Lo: 40

Cloudy; Fog at times; Steadier rain overnight; SE wind 5-10 mph, gusty at higher elev's

Hi: 56 Lo: 29

Lots of clouds for President's Day; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 42 Lo: 37

Cloudy; Cold rain developing (or a wintry mix changing to rain); Wind becoming SE 5-10 mph, gusty at higher elev's

Hi: 49 Lo: 45

Cloudy with rain continuing; Cool

Hi: 65 Lo: 50

Cloudy with rain; Warmer

Further Out

Friday - Cloudy; You guessed it... Periods of rain; High in the lower 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Saturday - Cloudy; Yes again, periods of rain; High in the lower 60s; Low in the upper 40s

Forecast Discussion

The Western Gulf is the spigot, and a hose runs into the Southeast. The next 7 days will be wet; Monday is the only exception.

A persistent front will be located from the Southeast U. S. into the Western Gulf. Disturbance will move east along that boundary producing an extended period of unsettled weather. Today and again late Tuesday, chilly high pressure centered to our northeast will wedge into the Appalachians adding ice to our forecast.

Temperatures will be steady or rise overnight with steadier rain across the region.

Rain ends early Monday morning and temperatures will be briefly milder. Even the sun will make a brief appearance. Then temperatures become colder Monday night.

Moisture overruns the region again Tuesday with cold air trapped at the surface. Expect a cold rain or wintry mix developing Tuesday afternoon continuing into Tuesday night.

Wednesday through Saturday is monotonous--periods of rain. Wednesday will be chillier than Thursday through Saturday.


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