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Station located atop Robinson Hall at UNC-Asheville, Dept of Atmospheric Sciences Backup contact is Chris Hennon chennon@unca.edu

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 6:57PM

Some Early Week Disturbances

A few showers and storms develop into the overnight hours and linger into Sunday along a cold front. Next week features a relative cool-down, especially Tuesday, as tropical air is displaced by the continental ridge. Most drama is expected Tuesday, with intermittent afternoon showers and storms possible otherwise.

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Saturday

Hi: 90 Lo: 64

A few showers overnight; North wind 5-10 mph
Sunday

Hi: 82 Lo: 64

Mostly cloudy and cooler; Occasional rain and maybe some thunder in the AM; Scattered showers and thundershowers in the PM; NW wind 5-10 mph
Monday

Hi: 80 Lo: 64

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the PM
Tuesday

Hi: 79 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers and thundershowers, mainly in the PM
Wednesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 62

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the PM

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered showers and thundershowers in the PM; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Friday - Partly cloudy; High near 80 degrees; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A weak cold front front begins to slowly move back north Sunday. A few showers and thundershowers could develop overnight tonight as a result and hang around through Sunday mid-morning. There looks to be a break around midday Sunday before more showers and thunderstorms develop Sunday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler Sunday.

The front remains stalled to our south for much of next week. Waves of low pressure will ride along it bringing periods of rain and thunderstorms as well as some cooler air, especially Tuesday (the same day we can expect the greatest coverage in precipitation as well). Things gradually settle into the late week, with next weekend looking very dry, warm, and "summery"

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