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Asheville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:41PM

Overnight Cool-down; Weekend Rebound

Clear skies and cooler temps was the story today, and that story continues overnight. After another unseasonably cool night, Saturday will have some passing higher cloudiness but overall nice weather. Sunday and Memorial Day will have warming temperatures, lots of sunshine, and a continuation of the dry weather pattern. We’ll start getting a few afternoon thundershowers scattered around thereafter as the weather pattern gets really summery.

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Hi: 73 Lo: 47

Clear & unseasonably cool; light north wind

Hi: 76 Lo: 52

A good deal of sunshine & nice; Light SE wind

Hi: 78 Lo: 58

Mostly sunny; More nice weather; SE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 81 Lo: 62

Nice Memorial Day: Mostly sunny & warm

Hi: 83 Lo: 63

Sunny then partly cloudy PM; Widely-separated late afternoon or evening t-showers; Warm

Further Out

Wednesday - Sunshine followed by more afternoon clouds; Scattered PM showers & thundershowers; Warm; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Thursday - Partly sunny with scattered PM showers & thundershowers; Warm; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure moved in last night bringing sunny skies and cooler temperatures today. High pressure remains in control through the holiday weekend. After another cool night, temperatures will start a moderating trend Saturday that will take us through Memorial Day. No rainfall is anticipated during the holiday weekend. The lone exception to this might be a very isolated pop-up shower in the mountains late Monday afternoon.

Next week, high pressure moving off the coast will take on a more Bermuda High configuration, and that will make it warmer but also increase the humidity levels. These changes will create a weakly unstable atmosphere, which will give rise to scattered afternoon thundershowers starting on Tuesday. Also by midweek, high temperatures will be well into the 80s. The Memorial Day weekend is called the “unofficial start to summer”, and the weather is going to be cooperative.


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