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Showers Return to the Region

Published: 5.28.15 5:57am

Good Morning Folks! We said Wednesday would result in reduced rainfall totals, but what we did not foresee little to rain at all. It seems Haywood County was able to squeeze out a decent shower or two with rainfall totals around 0.50 - 0.85” in the central part of the county. Today should be different than yesterday and more like Tuesday with scattered afternoon showers and a few thunderstorms embedded in the mix. Currently there is a weak disturbance that is pushing into the region from central Georgia, however it is weakening and should only amount to isolated showers through the mid morning hours. Cloud cover will persist throughout the day and this will translate into temps only reaching the mid 60’s – low 80’s depending upon elevation. We expect scattered showers and a few thunderstorms late today, continuing into the evening hours till loss of heating gradually shuts down storm development. A quarter – half inch of rain is possible for any point across the region, with the best chance for rain occurring along the TN line and other high elevation ridgelines facing west. Overnight into Friday we will find showers ending before midnight and some clouds lingering alongside fog as temps dip into the mid 50’s – low 60’s once again.  

Friday through Sunday will offer up a short lived window of hot yet somewhat dry weather, more so for Saturday and Sunday as we expect a handful of showers to develop after midday tomorrow. There will be more clouds than sun overhead on Friday and this will keep the temps to the mid 60’s – upper 70’s depending upon elevation. A decent chance for afternoon showers exist, but don’t let this deter you from hitting the town or catching an outdoor show as coverage will be smaller than today and intensities much lighter. Even though we dismiss the worry of washout, keep an umbrella handy as these showers will pop up overhead as opposed to swinging through the region. 

Saturday and Sunday seem better off as more sunshine will sit overhead than cloud cover and temps will be above normal, to the point where almost everyone will be thinking about the water. As temps push into the low 70’s – mid 80’s Saturday afternoon, the river or lake will be a great place to cool off and more so since mostly sunny – partly cloudy skies will be overhead. A good bit more clouds are expected on Sunday, but more so late in the day as we expect some pop up showers across the higher terrain, with temps pushing into the upper 60’s – low 80’s. We will also notice an increase in humidity levels Sunday as moisture is once again pumped back into SW NC, setting us up for daily scattered showers early next week. 

As mentioned above we think early next week is going to offer back scattered showers each afternoon, much like this week with a back and forth between afternoon washouts one day and counting all showers on a single hand the next. Either way you look at it, early next week will be muggy as showers pop up each afternoon and temps push into the upper 60’s – low 80’s. It seems a half inch or more can be expected between Monday and Wednesday for any given location across the region as each afternoon will offer up decent shower coverage. 

Overall, scattered showers today, another round tomorrow then sunshine and warm temps Saturday and Sunday followed by more pop up showers Monday through Wednesday. ENJOY! 

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