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Asheville UNCA , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 8:20AM

Cloudy With Showers Ahead; Some Snow Monday

Today will be cloudy and on the mild side as rain moves over the Southern Appalachians this afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. Rain will continue through Sunday night into Monday morning where the front passes over around sunrise. Once the colder air moves in Monday morning, we’ll see rain change over to a rain-snow mix for the valleys with snow showers for higher elevations. Flurries will hang around into Monday evening as colder air filters in.

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Hi: 51 Lo: 38

Cloudy; Rain developing by afternoon; South wind 5-15 mph (becoming gusty Sun. afternoon & Sun. night)

Hi: 40 Lo: 21

Mostly to partly cloudy & cold; Rain-snow mix with snow showers for higher elev's; Blustery; NW wind 10-20 mph with gusts to 40+ mph (slowly decreasing at night)

Hi: 43 Lo: 26

Mostly sunny; Remaining chilly; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 51 Lo: 32

Mostly clear, Increasing clouds late

Hi: 41 Lo: 24

Cloudy; Cooler with snow showers

Further Out

Friday - Clearing skies; Rather cold; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Saturday - Partly cloudy; Milder; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 20s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure remains in control of much of the East Coast this morning, but that’s going to change by tonight. This high quickly moves out over the Atlantic today as a low system approaches from the east. This morning, the low sits over the Central Plains, by this time Monday, the low will to sit our north over western PA with the associated cold front moving over western NC.

Rain showers move into the Southern Appalachians this afternoon ahead of the cold front, and stick around through the overnight hours. Early Monday morning, once the cold front passes over, we’ll see rain change to a rain-snow mix for most, with snow showers at higher elevations and a noticeable drop in temperatures. Flurries will continue into Monday night. Overall, we do not expect much accumulation, no more than a dusting.

Tuesday, high pressure builds over the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic with cool temperatures and clear skies. High pressure sticks around through Wednesday as a disturbance passes through the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes to our north. Late Wednesday, we will see clouds build in from our next system along the Gulf.

High pressure retreats over the Atlantic early Thursday as the next developing low pressure system sets up along the Gulf coast. For the moment, model guidance suggests we will begin to see snow showers Thursday morning, which really depends on the speed of this system. Snow showers will likely continue through Thursday into early Friday. It is a bit too early to nail down potential snowfall totals just yet.

Friday, high pressure builds into the MS Valley and into TN behind the low with much colder air. We’ll clear out by Friday afternoon once the low system takes a hike out to sea. Saturday, high pressure pushes east over the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, allowing clear skies to settle in for the weekend.


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