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Asheville UNCA , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:29AM

Until Further Notice

Friday, temperatures went back to their lofty, uncomfortable highs. Today will be similar. Temperatures next week will be a couple degrees less hot, but the next six days continues the warm/humid theme with isolated to "barely worth mentioning" coverage of afternoon showers/storms. Saturday afternoon may have a bit more "action" than yesterday. Prospects for a tropical storm next week in the Southeast continue to diminish--see the Discussion Section of the forecast for more information.

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Hi: 89 Lo: 69

Patchy early valley fog; Then mostly to partly sunny; Isolated PM showers & thundershowers; Very warm & humid again; Light SE wind

Hi: 87 Lo: 66

Mostly sunny; Cannot rule out afternoon thunder; Warm & sticky; Light SE wind

Hi: 87 Lo: 66

Plenty of sunshine; A rogue afternoon thundershower; Continued very warm; Light SE wind

Hi: 87 Lo: 67

A good amount of sunshine; Cannot rule out an afternoon thundershower; Quite warm

Hi: 88 Lo: 67

Lots of sunshine; Isolated PM thunder; Very warm & rather humid

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly to partly cloudy; An isolated afternoon shower or thundershower; Continued quite warm; High in the upper 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Friday - Partly cloudy; An isolated afternoon shower or thundershower; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s

Forecast Discussion

A front stretches across Virginia to "Corn Country" (Iowa/Nebraska) today. It fades off the map this weekend. The next front from the northwest arrives Thursday with little fanfare. So, the forecast is pretty easy to describe...
We continue in a warm/humid airmass through Thursday with isolated to "cannot rule out" level afternoon shower/thunderstorm coverage each afternoon. Subtly less warm air settles over us early next week, taking temperatures down a couple degrees.

Temperatures will be closer to average Friday after the front moves through.

In the tropics... Gaston is a tropical storm far out in the Atlantic, not a threat to any land mass. We have been focused on a disturbance now exiting the Bahamas and drifting toward South Florida. Models differ on two possibilities-- 1) a weakened tropical wave reaching the Gulf of Mexico or 2) a more defined low developing off the Florida Atlantic Coast and then skirting up the Georgia and South Carolina Coast. Chances of it becoming a named storm are dwindling, and, the chances for it impacting our weather are even smaller.


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