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Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 4:59PM

Cooling Trend

Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with temperatures turning a tad cooler. The cooling trend continues on Wednesday, and culminates on Thursday. Passing showers will be possible from Wednesday evening and through the day on Thursday. Looking ahead, weekend weather is looking delightful for Mom, as we embark on a significant warming trend.

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Tuesday

Hi: 71 Lo: 49

Partly cloudy; NW wind 5-15 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 67 Lo: 43

A good deal of sunshine; More clouds at night with a chance for evening & nighttime showers; Light NW wind
Thursday

Hi: 56 Lo: 43

Lots of clouds; A couple showers around; Much cooler; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty
Friday

Hi: 63 Lo: 45

Morning cloudiness & maybe a morning sprinkle; More afternoon sunshine; Still cool
Saturday

Hi: 73 Lo: 51

Bright sunshine; Moderating temperatures

Further Out

Sunday - Lots of sunshine & warm for Mom; High near 80 degrees; Low in the mid 50s
Monday - A good deal of sunshine, but perhaps an isolated PM shower; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

A departing cold front leaves us with cooler temperatures tonight under partly cloudy skies.

A secondary cold front will push through Wednesday evening as a vigorous, late-season upper level low develops over the central Appalachians. This cold pool aloft will lumber across the region on Thursday, finally exiting the East Coast later on Friday. The good news is, it appears we will keep enough wind and clouds to keep frost potential at bay during this cool snap.

A few showers will precede and accompany the front late Wednesday and/or Wednesday night. Then, scattered showers will fall underneath the upper low on Thursday along with temperatures that will run 10 to 15 degrees below normal. Across the high peaks of the Southern Appalachians (Mount Mitchell, Roan Mountain, Beech Mountain, Cold Mountain, Richland Balsam, Clingman’s Dome, etc) some wet snow will fall.

Clouds decrease on Friday, and the weekend looks great for Mom with steadily warming temperatures. Skies will be sunny on Saturday with a few extra clouds on Sunday as a weak front drops southward through Virginia.

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