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Asheville UNCA , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:48AM

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Warm and generally dry conditions prevail until Sunday. If you were afraid it wouldn't be toasty and sticky for the 4th of July you may calm your fears now :-). The weather cooperates for any outdoor activities tomorrow! I can't completely rule out a passing shower today or Saturday, but it would be a welcomed (and short-lived) occurrence. A better, yet still manageable chance of afternoon showers returns Sunday.

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Hi: 88 Lo: 66

Scattered clouds; Slightest risk of an afternoon t-shower; Warm; Light North wind

Hi: 89 Lo: 67

Scattered clouds; Nice for the 4th; Cannot rule out an afternoon t-shower; Light South wind

Hi: 85 Lo: 67

More afternoon clouds; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers; A notch less warm; Light South

Hi: 84 Lo: 68

Partly cloudy; Isolated PM showers & t-showers; More showers possible Mon. night

Hi: 80 Lo: 68

Cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; Less warm

Further Out

Wednesday - Cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; High near 80 degrees; Low in the upper 60s
Thursday - Partly cloudy & warmer; Cannot rule out an afternoon t-shower; High in the mid 80s; Low in the upper 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure centered over the Great Lakes is in control. Meanwhile a stalled frontal boundary is draped along the Gulf Coast. Being sandwiched in between the two features provides a warm and uneventful start to the holiday weekend. Today and the 4th are generally dry, but I cannot completely rule out a pop-up afternoon shower. The high loses some muscle by Sunday opening the door to widely scattered afternoon thundershowers. I think we'll be thirsty for some rain by then.

Low pressure spins up along the stalled front somewhere near the Louisiana/MS coast and trolls the Southeast for much of next week. The exact whereabouts of the low are in question, but we are leaning into the idea that a track through South Carolina towards the NC coast by late week is a reasonably safe assumption. For right now we have good coverage of showers developing late Monday night and continuing at times through Wednesday. Clouds and rain will keep temperatures in check. Once the low gets to the coast Thursday and shower opportunities wane we'll warm right back up.


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