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A Hot Start to the Week; Cool and Dry this Weekend

Published: 8.29.16 7:24am

Good Morning Folks! A few showers rolled through the region yesterday afternoon, leaving behind a few hundredths of an inch for the most part and of course Panthertown is reporting the highest total at 0.34”. We’ll find shower chances dwindle down to near zero today, tomorrow and possibly Wednesday with sunshine overhead and temps somewhat uncomfortable as they rise to the mid – upper 80’s each afternoon. By Thursday we’ll notice a cold front sweeping into the region from the NW, ushering in isolated to scattered showers depending upon how close you are to the TN line. Friday into the holiday weekend looks pleasant with near normal temps and as of right now, more sunshine than clouds or showers, so perhaps a great weekend to hit the lake or river. The tropics continue to create chaos among the models as a new tropical depression has formed just off the NC coast and although it won’t impact our region, it goes to show how quick things can form as we enter peak season. We still don’t know the evolution of the tropical depression moving across the southern tip of Florida, so for now we simply mention its kicking and if anything changes we’ll provide an update each morning.  

Today will kick off another school and work week with gradual clearing as we deal with a continuing easterly flow across the region, which is keeping mostly sunny skies at bay through the morning hours. Eventually mostly sunny skies will setup shop across the area and bring temps into the mid 70’s – upper 80’s depending upon elevation. Moisture levels will be near normal for this time of the year, so not too hot this afternoon and perhaps pleasant this evening under some shade. Overnight lows will dip into the upper 50’s – mid 60’s, which is cooler than previously forecasted, however this morning made us do a double take at the models as we we’re surprised to see most of the area in the upper 50’s – low 60’s; mostly clear skies past midnight. 

Tuesday and Wednesday will be lumped together as they both feature mostly sunny skies with perhaps some late day clouds across the higher elevation ridgelines each afternoon. Temps will push into the low 70’s – upper 80’s, while on Wednesday they only reach the low 70’s – mid 80’s depending upon elevation. Isolated showers are more likely on Wednesday than Tuesday as moisture is slow to build across the region, aiding in mostly clear skies Tuesday night, while Wednesday night features partly cloudy skies. All in all, the next few days will be quiet and enjoyable as long as you like late summer conditions. 

Thursday into Saturday will bring us scattered showers Thursday afternoon and then clearing skies Friday, setting up Saturday with mostly sunny skies throughout the day. The front moving through the region Thursday should bring enough ingredients to the kitchen to whip up scattered showers closer to the TN line, while the rest of SW NC deals with isolated showers and thunderstorms, especially along the higher elevation ridgelines. Friday will deal with drier air trying to mix into the region and by Saturday it will have settled into the Carolinas, allowing for a gorgeous start to the holiday weekend. Temps Thursday will push into the low 70’s – mid 80’s and by Friday we’ll be enjoying temps in the upper 60’s – low 80’s!!! 

Overall, pleasant today through Wednesday with temps slightly above average and then scattered showers Thursday followed by gorgeous weather Friday into the holiday weekend. ENJOY! 


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