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Asheville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3:48PM

Warm Conclusion

Skies become mostly cloudy tonight as we wrap up the work-week on a mild note. There will be more clouds on Saturday and perhaps a passing shower. Greatly improved rain chances return for Sunday, lasting into a good portion of Monday. It will turn drier and a little cooler for Monday night and Tuesday.

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Hi: 75 Lo: 56

Becoming mostly cloudy; Light south wind

Hi: 73 Lo: 58

Mostly cloudy; Maybe a passing shower, more showers late Sat. night; Warm; South wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 65 Lo: 49

Cloudy with showers; Mild; SSW wind 5-15 mph becoming light at night

Hi: 61 Lo: 37

Morning rain ending; Decreasing cloudiness PM; Cooler Monday night

Hi: 61 Lo: 43

Bright sunshine; Dry for a change

Further Out

Wednesday - Increasing cloudiness; Rain likely PM or nighttime; High in the mid 50s; Low in the upper 40s
Thursday - Rain likely, especially early; Some late clearing possible; High in the lower 60s; Low in the lower 40s

Forecast Discussion

We conclude this phenomenally warm week with mostly cloudy skies this evening and overnight.

The high pressure ridge responsible for our record warm week is breaking down. Today will be very warm and probably the pick of next few days. Saturday will have more cloud cover and a risk for a passing shower.

A cold front will move through Sunday evening, followed by a wave of low-pressure forming along the front and moving northeastward on Monday. This will provide a couple waves of steadier rainfall during Sunday and through a chunk of Monday before clearing out and cooling-off Monday night.

We get a one-day sunny break on Tuesday, then the next storm system is scheduled to bring rain back into the region by the middle of next week.

After unsettled weather gets through here on Thursday, our weather corrects back to colder and drier by the first weekend of March.


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