Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:54PM
Another Surge of Cooler Air Coming
A cold front comes through tonight bringing a noticeably cooler airmass to the area for your Memorial Day weekend. Near-record lows will be possible Saturday morning. The rest of the weekend should stay dry and pleasant for the most part. Early next week, t-storm chances return along with warming temps.
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Hi: 81 Lo: 56
Partly to mostly cloudy overnight; Can't rule out a shower or patchy areas of drizzle; NW wind 10-15 mph and gusty
Hi: 66 Lo: 41
Patchy AM drizzle possible, otherwise becoming mostly sunny; Unseasonably cool; NW wind 10-20 mph (gusts to 35+ mph possible)
Hi: 73 Lo: 47
Mostly sunny; NW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 76 Lo: 53
Hi: 79 Lo: 57
Scattered clouds for Memorial Day; An isolated shower or t-storm possible
Tuesday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Isolated showers & t-storms possible; High near 80 degrees; Low in the upper 50s
Wednesday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Isolated showers & t-storms possible; High in the lower 80s; Low near 60 degrees
After an active weather day yesterday, today ended up being much more tame. A few showers managed to develop, but nothing widespread. A cold front that stretches from the Great Lakes to the TN Valley will swing through tonight accompanied by gusty winds and a noticeably cooler airmass. The cooler air will make its presence known tomorrow and especially tomorrow night. Lows Friday night / Saturday morning will approach, if not break, the record lows for the date. The chilliest air will be in the sheltered valley locations. On the ridge tops, it won't get quite as cool thanks to some warmer air above the ground.
The rest of the Memorial Day weekend (through Sunday) looks to stay dry with slowly moderating temperatures, although it will still remain below normal.
Next week, a warm front will approach the area from the SW and potentially stall near or just north of the area. With the front nearby, afternoon chances of showers and t-storms will begin to go back up once again. Temperatures should warm back to normal as well.
RECORD LOWS IN JEOPARDY FOR SATURDAY MORNING
Asheville (downtown): 39 (1925)
Asheville (airport): 37 (1951)
Waynesville: 35 (1951)
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