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Asheville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:01PM

Showers Return Wednesday

Anomalously warm weather will be with us through Thursday. Hit-or-miss showers and thundershowers will be around both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Then, we’re in for a real treat for the extended holiday weekend as Tropical Depression #9 should remain to our south and east. A cooler, drier air mass should envelop our region for Friday through Labor Day.

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Hi: 84 Lo: 65

Mostly clear; Calm wind

Hi: 87 Lo: 66

Patchy AM fog; Lots of sunshine; Widely-separated PM showers & thundershowers; Very warm & more humid; Light wind

Hi: 85 Lo: 63

More afternoon cloudiness; Widely scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Continued quite warm; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 80 Lo: 59

Abundant sunshine; Cooler & less humid

Hi: 80 Lo: 58

Bright sunshine; Extremely nice

Further Out

Sunday - Sunny & spectacular; High near 80 degrees; Low near 60 degrees
Monday - Mostly sunny; More great weather for Labor Day; High in the lower 80s; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

High pressure will be in control of our weather tonight keeping our shower and storm chances down to a minimum. We’re watching a cold front that will approach from the northwest late Wednesday, and then move across the state on Thursday. It will be moist and unstable enough out ahead of this feature to promote isolated to widely-scattered showers and thunderstorms both afternoons.

Once the front gets past, the weather looks delightful for the holiday weekend. Skies will be generally clear and temperatures and humidity levels will be quite refreshing. Tropical Depression #9’s moisture (see below) should remain to our east on Friday, confined to coastal sections. In fact, sinking air to the west of the tropical system should solidify a gorgeous weekend in our neck of the woods!

In the tropics, Hurricane Gaston has peaked in intensity and will be accelerating out to sea. Tropical Depression #9 is located in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and will turn to the northeast and move across northern Florida late on Thursday before moving off the Southeast Coast. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression #8 is just off the NC Outer Banks and will jet out to sea after midweek.


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