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Showers this Afternoon; Sunny Wednesday

Published: 6.27.16 7:28am

Good Morning Folks! We finally have some decent rainfall totals to report as showers moved into the region overnight and continue to do so this morning, with roughly a quarter – half inch across most of Jackson County and a tenth – quarter inch for the rest of the SW NC. Of course some locations have not received any rainfall, however this should be rectified this afternoon as we expect scattered showers to move into the region from the west. Showers will continue into Tuesday morning and then scale back throughout the day as drier air begins to infiltrate the region late Tuesday afternoon. Mostly sunny skies will be overhead Wednesday and most of the day on Thursday, however moisture will return to the region by the end of the week to allow for isolated pop up showers on Friday. Saturday and Sunday will also feature pop up showers, with coverage on Sunday strong enough to consider moving outdoor plans inside for a period of time or perhaps have easy access to a nearby shelter. Temps throughout the week will be comfortable as they level off to normal levels, cooling down somewhat on Wednesday to below normal levels. 

Today will bring the region a half inch or more of rain as an upper level disturbance combined with an approaching front provide enough ingredients to develop scattered showers and thunderstorms after midday. The peak of shower coverage is likely to occur between 2 – 6pm and the main threat from today will be training storms, or showers that linger over one area for a prolonged period of time. With cloudy skies overhead most of the day, temps will only reach the low 70’s – mid 80’s depending upon elevation. Showers linger into the evening hours and then dwindle past midnight to just isolated light showers as the bulk of the instability and overall trigger move to our southeast. The front will still be off to the west at this time and temps will settle into the low – mid 60’s once again. 

The front will eventually push into the region during the early morning hours on Tuesday, providing us with another trigger for showers across the area. This time however only isolated light – moderate showers will develop as instability will be low during the morning hours. Mostly cloudy skies will eventually become partly cloudy skies by the time sunset rolls around and temps will remain in the low 70’s – mid 80’s, although we would not be surprised to see valley towns reach the upper 80’s. Overnight lows will be influenced by the incoming dry air from the west as they settle into the upper 50’s – low 60’s depending upon elevation; dense fog possible. 

Wednesday and Thursday will bring us mostly sunny skies as dry air sets up shop across the Southeast, compliments of a high pressure system. Temps will push into the low 70’s – mid 80’s Wednesday and reach the mid 70’s – upper 80’s Thursday. Partly cloudy skies are likely Thursday afternoon as moisture slowly returns to the region. The highlight for this period will be the cooler temps overnight into Thursday as they dip into the mid – upper 50’s depending upon elevation, followed by the upper 50’s – low 60’s Thursday night. This will be a perfect time to air out the house as dry air will be in place and not the typical muggy airmass. 

Speaking of a muggy airmass, we will be dealing with one this upcoming weekend as moisture returns to the region, prompting pop up showers each afternoon Friday through Sunday. Coverage will increase with each passing day, so Friday will develop a few light showers and by Sunday we should see a handful of showers and thunderstorms by the late afternoon hours. Temps will remain near normal as they continue to push into the low 70’s – mid 80’s each afternoon; overnight lows settle into the low – mid 60’s due to increasing moisture. 

Overall, soggy today, isolated showers tomorrow, sunny Wednesday and Thursday followed by normal summertime pop up showers Friday through Sunday. ENJOY! 

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