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Asheville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, August 23, 2019 at 4:58PM

Significant Changes Underway

Cooler weather is about to take hold for a few days across the mountains. Today was warmest day through Monday. Expect showers and thunderstorms around for the evening hours and tonight. You will really notice the difference in daytime temperatures over the weekend as a cool wedge takes shape. There will be some light showers around, mainly on Saturday, but clouds will be dominant both days in concert with the cooler temperatures.


Hi: 86 Lo: 67

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & thundershowers; Calm wind

Hi: 77 Lo: 64

Lots of clouds; A few showers; Maybe a thundershower; Cooler; Light east wind

Hi: 75 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Light showers and/or spotty drizzle possible; Cool; Light east wind

Hi: 76 Lo: 63

Mix of clouds & sun; Can't rule out a shower

Hi: 80 Lo: 66

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & thundershowers

Further Out

Wednesday - Partly sunny with scattered showers & thunderstorms, mostly PM; Warmer; High in the lower 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Thursday - Mostly sunny; Pleasant; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front will be sagging southward into North Carolina later today, then settle to our south over the weekend. A high pressure system centered over the Great Lakes will shift into the Northeast over the weekend, providing a cool and moist wedge to the western Carolinas as it ridges southward into our area.

Showers and thunderstorms move into the region this evening as the front pushes south. A more stable air mass envelopes the region this weekend, but skies stay generally gray throughout the weekend with some leftover showers or spotty areas of drizzle.

The cold air damming episode will begin to erode early next week as the front to our south returns as a dying warm front. Scattered showers and thunderstorms return for Tuesday and Wednesday out ahead of the next cold front coming out of the Midwest.

As an aside, a tropical disturbance passing east of Florida today could become a tropical depression late in the weekend, passing harmlessly east of the Carolina coast by early next week. If it gets a name, it would be ‘Dorian’.


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