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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12:39PM

Lots of Clouds with a Few Showers

We end the work week with lots of clouds and a few showers today. Areas of fog will linger along parts of the Blue Ridge as well. Clouds and fog continue through early Saturday morning, but look for decreasing clouds by the afternoon hours along with slightly milder temperatures. Sunday looks like the best day of the weekend with lots of sun and seasonable temperatures. A cold front sweeping through may bring a few showers with it Sunday night, but most of the region looks to stay dry as it passes through.

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Friday

Hi: 74 Lo: 56

Mostly cloudy; A bit cooler; A few afternoon showers; SE wind 5-15 mph
Saturday

Hi: 74 Lo: 55

AM clouds & fog, then decreasing clouds in the afternoon; SE wind 5-10 mph
Sunday

Hi: 78 Lo: 55

Partly cloudy; Patchy AM fog; Increasing clouds at night with isolated showers; NW wind 5-15 mph
Monday

Hi: 71 Lo: 52

Mostly sunny
Tuesday

Hi: 75 Lo: 52

Sunny skies; A great start to fall

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly sunny; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Thursday - Increasing clouds; Can't rule out some spotty light rain; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

We’ve been talking about high pressure for a couple of days now and for the most part, nothing has really changed. The difference today is that the orientation of the high is allowing an easterly flow to develop from the Atlantic to the southern Appalachians. That easterly flow will keep the weather generally gray today with lots of clouds and a few showers, especially along the Blue Ridge from Asheville north. As usual in these setups, there will be some exceptions. Look for a bit more sunshine and slightly milder temperatures the further away from the Blue Ridge you get (ie. the far western side of the Appalachians and the far eastern sections of the Foothills).

Saturday starts out with clouds and fog, but the easterly flow gradually subsides through the day allowing more sunshine by the afternoon and slightly milder temperatures. Other than some patchy drizzle early Saturday morning, the rest of the day looks to stay dry.

The next cold front is forecast to sweep across the area Sunday evening. It may be accompanied by a few showers, but for now it is looking mostly dry. Behind the front, a NW wind will usher in seasonably cooler air just in time for the official start to fall (which begins Monday night). By the middle of next week, an easterly flow is forecast to develop again off the Atlantic leading to more clouds and possibly some light rain.

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