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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:58AM

Shock To Our System

Cooler, yet pleasant conditions remains in place ahead of a rather powerful cold shot headed our way tonight. Clouds increase late today with evening showers developing and continuing on and off at times overnight. Thursday is more reminiscent of early March with lots of clouds, intermittent showers, and a gusty northwest wind. Never fear, the cool spell is short lived as temperatures moderate out of the chilly category Friday afternoon paving the way for a Mom-friendly weekend.

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Wednesday

Hi: 66 Lo: 43

A good deal of sunshine; More clouds at night with a chance for evening & nighttime showers; Light NW wind
Thursday

Hi: 56 Lo: 43

Lots of clouds; A few showers around; Much cooler; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty
Friday

Hi: 64 Lo: 47

Morning cloudiness & maybe a morning sprinkle; More afternoon sunshine; Still cool & breezy; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty
Saturday

Hi: 75 Lo: 55

Bright sunshine; Moderating temperatures
Sunday

Hi: 82 Lo: 57

Lots of sunshine & warm for Mom; Cannot rule out an afternoon or evening shower

Further Out

Monday - A good deal of sunshine; Continued warm; High in the lower 80s; Low in the upper 50s
Tuesday - Partly cloudy; Pleasant; High in the lower 80s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

Behind yesterday's departing cold front we are left in a wake of seasonally cool temperatures. (It won't be long and we'll be wishing it was only in the mid 60s.) Tonight, a much more impressive cold front sweeps through western NC followed by an equally impressive upper level low Thursday. Showers develop this evening and remain in play overnight.

As the upper low traverses the area Thursday it will be quite cool, breezy, and showery. The emphasis is for more "shock and awe" in terms of chilliness as opposed to much rainfall. However, across the high peaks of the Southern Appalachians (Mount Mitchell, Roan Mountain, Beech Mountain, Cold Mountain, Richland Balsam, Clingman’s Dome, etc) some wet snow will fall.

The upper low departs towards the Mid-Atlantic Friday and we'll slowly dry out and begin warming up. Mother's day weekend looks great with only one small exception. A front approaches from the north Sunday so we cannot rule out an afternoon or evening shower on Mother's Day. However, at this time it definitely doesn't look like enough trouble to cancel any outdoor plans. The warming trend continues through the first part of next week as Sunday's front retreats north... the pattern is certainly leaning more towards late Spring.

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