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Light Showers then Gorgeous Fall Weather

Published: 10.8.15 6:27am

Good Morning Folks! We have high clouds beginning to stream into the region this morning and this should continue throughout the day, with mostly cloudy skies overhead by the evening hours. This is taking place as a cold front approaches the region from the NW, providing just enough moisture for cloud cover and perhaps an isolated shower or two along the TN line. This front will cross the region tomorrow evening and continue to move SE during the day on Saturday, keeping mostly cloudy skies around alongside isolated shower chances. We clear out early Sunday morning and fair weather will linger across the region till Tuesday of next week, as another front is expected to move through the area at that time. All in all the end of the week, weekend and early part of next week is manageable with periods of gorgeous weather and moments of not so pleasant weather (light rain and cloudy skies). 

As we mentioned above, clouds are beginning to stream into the region and it may take most of the day to develop mostly cloudy skies, however this will also allow temps to rise to the low 60’s – mid 70’s depending upon elevation. With the increase in moisture it may feel somewhat muggy but overall it will be a pleasant day across SW NC. Isolated showers are possible late today with the best chance for activity found along the TN line, as moisture moves into the region from the NW. Overnight into Friday temps will settle into the low – mid 50’s once again, under mostly cloudy skies. 

Friday rounds out the work week and it seems mostly cloudy skies will be overhead most of the day, with temps rising to the low 60’s – mid 70’s once again. Isolated showers are possible for all of SW NC sometime after sunset, more so during the evening and overnight hours. This will translate into possible showers for the local high school football games, so we recommend keeping a poncho on standby in the instance a showers does pass overhead. Overnight lows will settle into the low – mid 50’s yet again and rainfall totals for the day and night will average out to a quarter inch for most of the region, with the higher amounts found along the TN line. 

Saturday will feature the front moving through the region early in the day and it seems the bulk of the rainfall will fall before 9 – 10am, with another quarter inch of rain likely for the region. Mostly cloudy skies with waning shower coverage will make up the rest of the day, keeping temps to the upper 50’s along the ridgelines to right around 70°F across the lower elevations. For those heading to the WCU football game at 3:30pm we still recommend a poncho as the chance for a passing shower exist, however we don’t think a rain suit nor a rain jacket is needed; temp around 70°F by kickoff, dropping to the upper 50’s – low 60’s by the end of the game. Overnight into Sunday we clear out any remaining cloud cover as the front has cleared the region, resulting in temps dipping into the low – upper 40’s. 

Sunday into Tuesday looks gorgeous for mid October as temps rise to the upper 50’s – low 70’s each afternoon and overnight lows settle into the mid 40’s – low 50’s. A second front is expected either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, so be prepared for another round of light showers by the middle of next week. 

Overall, increasing clouds today, light showers tomorrow and early Saturday with clearing skies into Sunday to make for a perfect setup Sunday into Tuesday. ENJOY! 


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