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NWS Flash Flood Watch (Buncombe County)

NWS Flood Advisory (Buncombe County)

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Asheville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 7:26AM

PM Thunder

We are in a muggy SE flow. Today, daytime heating produces afternoon and nighttime showers and storms. A stray early morning shower is possible. Weather eyes become focused on Subtropical Storm Alberto in the Eastern Gulf. It's expected path is slightly east of where we thought yesterday (landfall tomorrow around Destin, FL); however that 50 mile adjustment results in no changes to our forecast. We'll feel the brunt of rain from Alberto's remnant Monday and Tuesday as it moves through Alabama and Middle Tennessee. Daily doses of showers and storms remain for the workweek, but there's good news for next weekend.

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Sunday

Hi: 80 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Scattered afternoon and nighttime showers & storms; SE wind 5-10 mph
Monday

Hi: 76 Lo: 64

Generally cloudy; Periods of showers and storms; East wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 77 Lo: 64

Generally cloudy; Showers and storms; SE wind 10-20 mph, gusty
Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 64

Mostly cloudy; Scattered mostly PM showers & storms
Thursday

Hi: 82 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Scattered mostly afternoon & evening showers & storms

Further Out

Friday - Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered afternoon and evening showers & storms; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Saturday - Finally a break; More sun; Warm; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

After a big rain Saturday, we'll have less rain overall today. However, we do not escape "scot free". Daytime heating in a humid southeasterly flow will result in afternoon and nighttime storms. The western edge of our region could see a stray morning shower as well.

Today, weather eyes turn to Subtropical Storm Alberto. It's projected path has been adjusted about 50 miles east and is expected to make landfall near Destin, FL, Monday afternoon. From there, it moves slowly through Alabama and into Middle Tennessee, then finds an escape route north into the Great Lakes.

Those small path adjustments result in no significant change to our forecast... Memorial Day still has a good dose of mostly afternoon and overnight showers and storms. We'll feel the brunt of Alberto's impact Monday and Tuesday. Then we'll remain in "tropical soup" Wednesday and Thursday with scattered showers and storms, focused on but not limited to the afternoon and early evening hours.

A back door front arrives late Friday or early Saturday with much-wanted relief. Afternoon thundershowers remain possible Friday; however, drier air arrives next weekend giving us a pleasant reward.

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