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Short and Sweet Today; Sunny Next 5 - 7 Days

Published: 10.1.16 9:22am

Good Morning Folks! We’re off to another chilly start across the region with fog in the valleys and sunshine overhead for the higher elevations. Mostly sunny skies will bring temps into the low 60’s – mid 70’s this afternoon and we’ll settle back into the mid 40’s – low 50’s tonight, under another round of partly cloudy skies early, then mostly clear skies late. The rest of the forecast is much the same as mostly sunny – partly cloudy skies dominate the region for the next 5 – 7 days. It’s possible that Hurricane Matthew may track a bit west of guidance, however at this point in time there seems to be no impact to the area except for continuing dry conditions. Temps will eventually push to above normal levels starting tomorrow and we’ll max out to the low 80’s Monday with a slight cool down to the upper 70’s and then mid 70’s throughout next week. For the higher elevations it will remain fall like as temps stay in the 60’s for the most part, flirting with 70˚F at times and it should be a perfect week to begin capturing the color change across the region. All in all, the week ahead will be boring weather wise but enjoyable, although we could definitely use a decent deluge of rain to help knock down the ongoing drought. 

With the above in mind we will keep the discussion short and sweet today as sunny skies dominate the forecast Sunday through Thursday. There will be a period of high clouds Monday but nothing to worry about if you have outdoor plans, although a light shower or two may develop across the TN line and Great Balsams. Temps Sunday push into the low 60’s – upper 70’s and this should repeat itself Monday, with a slight possibility of the more developed towns (more asphalt than countryside) like Sylva or Franklin to hit the low 80’s. By Tuesday we’ll cool back down to the upper 50’s – mid 70’s and stay there the rest of the week. Overnight lows will average out to the upper 40’s – mid 50’s next week and fog is likely each morning. 

Overall, dry, near normal temps and nothing to write home about as we sit and wait for rain to show up on the models. ENJOY! 

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