Published: 8.2.15 7:41am
Good Morning Folks! Not a drop fell across the region yesterday and today is similar, with perhaps at least one shower developing somewhere across the higher elevation ridgelines. Otherwise we expect sunshine today, sunshine tomorrow, a few showers on Tuesday and then region wide shower chances increase Wednesday with scattered showers arriving by Thursday. All in all it will be dry these next few days and as we flirt with drought conditions our only relief from the heat will be late next week, but even that chance only produces enough rainfall to keep us at or just above “abnormally dry” conditions which is the 1st classification of drought monitoring.
However if you enjoy sunshine then get outside today, tomorrow and part of Tuesday as we expect mostly sunny skies to sit overhead all three days with perhaps a few more clouds late in the day on Tuesday. Temps will be above average yet dewpoints below normal and this will mix out to be a warm few days as temps push into the mid 70’s – upper 80’s each afternoon. We have a shot at hitting 90°F on Tuesday, more so the downtown environments such as Bryson City, Franklin, Sylva and Waynesville. Isolated showers are likely on Tuesday but we encourage folks to continue on with your outdoor plans as there will be no washout and even when showers develop, there should be more sunshine across the region than cloud cover. Overnight lows will dip into the upper 50’s – mid 60’s... click here for more