Published: 12.5.13 5:59am
Good Morning Folks! We have some patchy fog across the region this morning with light drizzle falling across the highest ridgetops as we wait on the arrival of our next round of showers, which should begin sometime this afternoon. Temps today will be quite warm and it will feel more like spring than winter with temps rising into the upper 50’s – upper 60’s depending upon elevation, which is roughly 3 – 5 degrees shy of the record high for today. As mentioned we expect showers to develop this afternoon, perhaps after 3pm and continue throughout the night with an increase in coverage after midnight. Most locations will see a tenth of an inch in the rain gauge before sunset and for the overnight hours, another 0.5” is possible before sunrise on Friday. Due to the continued rainfall and cloudy skies overnight lows will settle into the low – upper 50’s which is way above normal, as these temps typically represent a warm afternoon during winter.
Showers will continue into Friday morning and become spotty as we move throughout the day, however still continue into the evening hours with another 0.5” likely for most of SW NC before sunset. Temps will once again push into the upper 50’s – mid 60’s as SW flow continues across the region, while off to our NW the plain states are experiencing 10 – 30 degrees below zero; amazing temperature gradient across the country. We are still forecasting spotty showers for the Dillsboro Lights and... click here for more