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Wet Pattern Continues; Temps Hit Normal Levels Saturday

Published: 8.10.17 7:54am

Good Morning Folks! A smattering of rain fell across the region overnight with a tenth up to a quarter of an inch along the fringe of the region, while places such as Sylva and Waynesville didn’t pick up any rain. This will change today as scattered thunderstorms develop this afternoon, followed by scattered showers tonight and another round tomorrow afternoon. Saturday provides us with a slight reprieve from the action, although shower chances still exist, just not as widespread as today or Friday. Sunday brings widespread coverage back to the region as a front pushes into the region and stalls, setting up Monday to keep shower activity alive across the region and Tuesday may ramp up intensities as yet another front takes aim on the region (one after the other). Temps will be below normal today, but only by a handful of degrees, whereas Saturday will hit normal levels as sunshine pokes through the passing clouds, cooling back down to the upper 70’s by early next week. All in all, the remainder of the week, the weekend and the early part of next week keeps the wet pattern alive with temps at or below normal levels each afternoon. 

Cloudy skies have setup shop and will likely hold their ground through the day, keeping temps to the upper 60’s – upper 70’s this afternoon. Moisture levels continue to be above average and although instability will be low across the area, heavy downpours are possible with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing past midday. Showers continue into the overnight hours and temps will hold to the low – mid 60’s, with a half inch or more of rain today and tonight, possibly hitting the one inch mark in places like Highlands and Lake Toxaway. 

Friday through Sunday will not be the most pleasant of days but it won’t be a complete washout either as scattered showers pepper the region tomorrow, then a handful develop on Saturday and it’ll take till the mid – late afternoon hours on Sunday for showers to develop. Granted, it won’t be sunny and hot so most of us might not be heading to the river or lake, but we can still tackle some outdoor chores, especially Saturday as slightly drier air moves across the landscape. Temps rise to the upper 60’s – low 80’s Friday, low 70’s – mid 80’s Saturday and then dip back into the upper 60’s – upper 70’s Sunday. Rainfall totals Friday through Sunday will likely exceed an inch for most of the region and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a 2” plus report somewhere along the escarpment, as heavy downpours are more likely than thunderstorms. Overnight lows all three nights dip into the low – mid 60’s depending upon elevation. 

Monday into the middle of next week will continue to offer up showers across the region, with a slight decrease in intensities Monday (coverage remains the same), whereas Tuesday should be a line of thunderstorms as yet another front moves across the region. Some dry air filters in Wednesday so a mixed bag of clouds and sun is likely, with a slight chance for rain but all in all it will be a wet start to the week. 

Overall, thunderstorms today, showers tomorrow, isolated showers Saturday and then late day showers Sunday, continuing into Monday and peaking in coverage and intensity on Tuesday. ENJOY! 


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