Published: 9.18.17 8:18am
Good Morning Folks! Although we took the weekend off, the weather did not but the forecast we laid out Friday held through the weekend as it was a fairly quiet two days, with sun and clouds dominating the forecast. We expect dry and fair conditions to continue today into Wednesday and by Thursday there is a slight chance for showers that may extend into Friday, with sunshine returning by the weekend. Temps all the while will remain slightly above normal for mid – late September and although Friday is the Autumnal Equinox, we subscribe to the meteorological calendar when defining the seasons and September 1st is when fall started. For those wanting cooler temps to return to the region, it looks like you’ll have to wait another week or two as above average temps continue across the east into the 1st week of October.
Sunshine today through Wednesday will keep temps to the upper 60’s – low 80’s depending upon elevation and its likely Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week, possibly hitting the mid 80’s Wednesday in towns such as Franklin, Bryson City and Sylva. A few clouds are likely each afternoon for the highest ridgelines such as the Great Balsams, Plott Balsams and Cataloochee Divide, however shower chances should be minimal through the middle of the week. Temps dip into the mid 50’s across the higher elevations each night and settle into the upper 50’s – low 60’s along the valley floor.
Thursday and Friday will see a... click here for more