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Scattered Thunderstorms Today and Tomorrow

Published: 6.15.17 8:59am

Good Morning Folks! Rainfall totals varied quite a bit again yesterday with numerous locations picking up a quarter inch or more, however the highest total peaked at 1.23” in Peeks Creek (Macon County). We’ll deal with more thunderstorms today and this evening, a repeat performance tomorrow and then we return to pop up showers this weekend, much like we experienced Wednesday. Early next week keeps pop up showers alive, however the models are struggling to decide whether or not a front will cross the region Tuesday and if it does, we may have to deal with a strong line of thunderstorms. Temps all the while will remain near normal and when coupled with high moisture levels, we end up with a classic muggy summer afternoon today through next week, however overnight lows will be a handful of degrees above normal. 

There is likely to be two rounds of showers and thunderstorms today, one during the early – mid afternoon hours and another later this evening. The afternoon round will be similar to yesterday in that showers and thunderstorms pop up across the region, however there should be a handful more than Wednesday, whereas this evening will be a line of storms rolling across the area. Temps will hit the low 70’s – low 80’s this afternoon and dip into the upper 50’s – mid 60’s tonight, with fog likely by the pre dawn hours. 

Friday through Sunday keep shower activity alive and tomorrow in particular will bring us another round of scattered thunderstorms, while Saturday and Sunday simply revert to pop up showers. This will translate into a soggy end to the work week, however the weekend looks salvageable if you can time your outdoor activities around the shower development. It seems the bulk of the action tomorrow will occur later in the day and continue into the evening hours, however Saturday and Sunday follow a typical early – mid afternoon schedule, so perhaps do the yard work before noon. Temps all three days will push into the low 70’s – low 80’s and it seems Saturday will be the warmest of the three by a few degrees, possibly hitting the mid 80’s in towns like Franklin, Bryson City or Sylva; overnight lows return to the upper 50’s – mid 60’s. 

Early next week into Wednesday may bring us an end to the afternoon pop up showers but so far the models haven’t stopped their back and forth, so we are going with pop up showers Monday and then isolated showers Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps will remain the same, however if the front does cross the region Tuesday we may find afternoon highs a few degrees cooler than normal, but most importantly, a reduction in moisture levels would occur that will stymie the continuing mugginess across the Southeast. 

Overall, scattered thunderstorms today and tomorrow, pop up showers Saturday through Monday and then a possible reduction in coverage Tuesday and Wednesday. ENJOY! 


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