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Asheville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5:57PM

A Different Week

Last week was bone dry and unseasonably warm. This week will offer the opportunity for some badly needed rainfall, and temperatures will be noticeably cooler. In fact, the temperatures for a couple of days this week will probably run a bit below normal, which is something we have not seen much of since summer started. Our best opportunity for rainfall will be tonight into Tuesday, then again on Thursday. While we don’t expect drought-breaking rainfall, every little bit helps given how dry it is.

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Hi: 80 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy skies; numerous showers overnight with a few evening thundershowers; Light SW wind

Hi: 76 Lo: 56

Mostly cloudy with scattered daytime showers; Clearing & cooler Tuesday night; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 78 Lo: 53

Plenty of sunshine; Less humid; More clouds late in the day with a chance for showers Wednesday night; Light NW wind

Hi: 67 Lo: 49

Intervals of sunshine & cloudy periods; A few showers around; Rather cool

Hi: 69 Lo: 48

Mostly sunny; Refreshing

Further Out

Saturday - Lots of sunshine; Pleasant; High in the lower 70s; Low in the lower 50s
Sunday - Mostly sunny & perfect; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

After a very warm, dry week, this week will be more unsettled and much cooler. We have a cold front inbound from the west tonight, and it will help keep showers going across the NC mountains overnight. A few folks will hear a rumble or two of thunder. Showers will linger into Tuesday until the front gets past us.

You will feel a noticeable difference behind the front late Tuesday and Wednesday, with pleasant temperatures and lower humidity levels. Skies will clear after daytime showers exit.

We will then be watching for the development of an upper level low-pressure system that will dig into the central or southern Appalachians on Thursday. This pocket of cold air aloft will generate scattered showers on Thursday.

After the upper low lifts north/northeastward on Friday, skies return mostly sunny to end the workweek, and this nice weather looks to continue into next weekend.

By late week, we expect plenty of nighttime 40s across the mountains for overnight lows.


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