Published: 5.29.15 6:09am
Good Morning Folks! Yesterday’s rainfall averaged out to a quarter inch for most of the region, more so for the southern sections of Jackson and Haywood counties, with the highest amount found along the Cowee Mountains at Peeks Creek station, 0.53”. We expect another round of showers and thunderstorms today, perhaps amounting to the same totals we saw yesterday and if so this is welcomed as we still have some catching up to do when looking at the year to date totals.
Today we expect passing clouds to be overhead during the morning hours, with temps rising to the mid 60’s – low 80’s depending upon elevation (slightly warmer than previous forecast). Factor in a muggy airmass and adequate storm triggers this afternoon and we expect another round of scattered showers, with a few thunderstorms embedded in the mix. Most of the action will take place along the Great Balsams (Jackson/Haywood line) as SE flow continues to persist over the region, however other areas could see totals above a quarter inch before sunset. Overnight into Saturday will feature partly cloudy skies, some light fog and little to no shower activity after 9 – 10pm as daytime heating is lost. Temps will settle into the mid 50’s – low 60’s once again.
Saturday and Sunday are similar and yet not as Saturday offers up a decent amount of sunshine, while Sunday offers up some, but follows it with isolated showers and thunderstorms late in the day. There will be some drier air that... click here for more