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Mid - Upper 80's Saturday; Widespread Showers Monday

Published: 4.28.17 10:27am

Good Morning Folks! It certainly felt like summer this morning with dense fog across the region and it taking most of the morning hours to burn off, although temps were on the chilly side for a midsummer morning. We’ll enjoy more sun than clouds today with isolated showers along the escarpment and tomorrow will be much of the same, however coverage increases slightly when compared to today. Sunday and Monday keep the rain chances alive with shower coverage on Sunday more so than Saturday but at this point no washout is expected, however Monday may be a washout or at the least, a decent soaker with showers most of the day. Tuesday brings back sunshine and it looks like it will take till late next week to develop showers across the region as we deal with a shifting atmosphere. Temps will be well above average today and tomorrow, fairly warm on Sunday but they’ll return to normal Monday and Tuesday, rising back to above average levels by Wednesday of next week. 

Sunshine this morning will give way to partly cloudy – partly sunny skies this afternoon depending upon location as the southernmost portions of the region closer to the SC state line are likely to see increased cloud cover over areas along the TN line. In addition, isolated showers are more likely along the escarpment than the TN line but overall it will be a dry day for the majority of SW NC with temps rising to the upper 60’s – mid 80’s depending upon elevation, which is a handful of degrees warmer than previously forecasted. Fog will return tonight and temps will dip into the low – upper 50’s depending upon elevation, with partly cloudy skies for the higher elevations. 

Saturday and Sunday both will be above average in terms of temps, but Saturday will be our hottest day of the week as temps soar to the low 70’s – mid 80’s and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a station or two hit the upper 80’s if the sun hangs around long enough. Partly cloudy – partly sunny skies are possible past midday and isolated shower chances increase slightly over today, so nothing to worry about if you have outdoors plans, just keep an eye to the sky and/or the radar if anything develops nearby. Temps Sunday cool down to the upper 60’s – low 80’s with more cloud cover than today or Saturday as scattered showers develop later in the day, first for the SC state line and then the rest of SW NC with possible thunderstorms embedded in the mix. Overnight lows both nights will settle into the mid 50’s – low 60’s. 

Monday brings us widespread showers and thunderstorms just before midday, but be sure to check back in as the timing is likely to change as we inch closer to the event. An inch or two is possible for all of SW NC and temps will be held to the low 60’s – low 70’s which is right around normal for this time of the year, so enjoy the cooler weather as its been fairly hot as of late. Showers clear the area in time for Tuesday and sunshine lingers into Wednesday, with some late day clouds possible but temps will slowly warm up to the mid 60’s – mid 70’s by the middle of next week. 

Overall, hot today and tomorrow, shower chances increase today through Sunday and then peak on Monday with temps much cooler than today but also average for this time of year and then sunshine and warmer temps move back in Tuesday and Wednesday. ENJOY! 


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