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Asheville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:52PM

Clear and Cool Fall Weather Arrives on Schedule

Fall officially begins tonight at 10:29pm and, on point, a true, fall airmass is moving in. We really begin to feel the cooler air tonight with lows dropping down into the 40’s for much of the area (although, some areas of the Foothills will only drop down to the low-50’s). Great fall weather continues through the middle of the week with lots of sun and seasonably cool temps.

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Hi: 70 Lo: 46

Mostly clear & cooler; NW wind 5-15 mph & gusty, becoming light overnight

Hi: 72 Lo: 49

Sunny skies; A great start to fall; Light north wind becoming SE 5-10 mph in the afternoon

Hi: 72 Lo: 53

Mostly sunny daytime, then increasing clouds at night; SE wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 72 Lo: 56

Mostly cloudy; A few showers possible

Hi: 74 Lo: 57

Mostly cloudy; Spotty light rain possible

Further Out

Saturday - Decreasing clouds; Can't rule out an early shower; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Sunday - Increasing clouds; Rain possible at night; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A strong cold front moved through western NC last night and a NW wind is bringing drier, cooler air into the region. That NW wind will be gusty at times but decreases overnight as high pressure builds in. This will allow temperatures to drop fairly quickly, bottoming out in the 40’s for much of the area (a few low-50’s in the Foothills).

With high pressure in control, we are looking at dry and cool weather continuing right on through Wednesday. Late Wednesday, the high begins to shift east some as an area of low pressure tries to develop off the Carolina coast. The thinking this morning is that the low will slowly edge west into central North Carolina on Thursday bringing showers/spotty light rain with it to western NC through Friday. Then on Saturday, we may get some clearing as the low lifts off to the northeast. It should be noted, though, that there is still some uncertainty regarding the coastal low and whether or not it actually makes it far enough west to bring rain to the area. If it stays along the coast, then the end of the week could wind up with little to no rain.

Regardless of that low, we do expect another storm system to bring a decent shot of rain Sunday night into Monday of next week.


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