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Asheville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:29PM

Muggy; A Few Showers Possible

With a tropical air mass in place over western North Carolina, the next few days will be characterized by rather hot and muggy conditions, ample doses of daily sunshine, and afternoon-evening development of hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms. In short, exactly what we would expect for the end of July/beginning of August around the mountains. Not everyone will get wet, but weekend plans should be have an indoor escape route factored in.

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Hi: 91 Lo: 69

Mostly cloudy; Isolated showers and thunderstorms early, diminishing by midnight; Muggy; Light NW wind

Hi: 87 Lo: 68

Partly sunny with hit-or-miss PM thunder; Very warm & humid; Light NW wind

Hi: 88 Lo: 68

Partly cloudy with scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Continued very warm & humid; Light NW wind

Hi: 87 Lo: 68

Partly sunny with scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Very warm & humid

Hi: 87 Lo: 67

More of the same; PM cloud build-ups with scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Very warm & humid

Further Out

Tuesday - Partly cloudy; Widely-scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; High in the upper 80s; Low in the upper 60s
Wednesday - More sunshine; An isolated PM shower or thundershower; High in the upper 80s; Low in the upper 60s

Forecast Discussion

A wavy frontal zone meandering across the Ohio Valley eastward to the Mid-Atlantic coast will be a focal point for locally heavy rainfall over the next couple of days. Farther south in our neck of the woods, rainfall will be more luck of the draw, as we stay in a very warm and humid sector south of the surface front.

Each day will start off with some sunshine (and some early fog patches), followed by afternoon cloud build-ups and scattered showers and thunderstorms, dying-off during the evening hours. Temperatures through the weekend will remain warmer than normal, but won’t be as hot as in recent days.

As we look ahead to next week, a cold front will make a run at the area next Tuesday and Wednesday. As is typical in early August, the big debate will be how far south can it penetrate.


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