Published: 6.24.16 7:21am
Good Morning Folks! Showers pushed through the region overnight and a few light showers are still hanging across the SW portion of the region and eventually will dwindle down to passing clouds. The highest total we could find across the area was a half inch of rain with most of the region picking up a tenth – quarter inch of rain. Some may have noticed but we have been upgraded to a severe drought across most of Jackson and the southern half of Macon and Haywood counties, with the rest of SW NC remaining in a moderate drought classification. With this in mind we have our fingers crossed a decent rain event develops over the next few weeks as a prolonged drought is a cause for concern and up to this point we have simply been flirting with the severe designation. Looking to the week ahead we have several chances for pop up showers that could bring the area roughly a half inch of rain, with some spots coming close to an inch, but what would be more beneficial is a stratiform rain for the entirety of WNC. The next 5 – 7 days will bring us above average temps (hot at times), a few frontal passages with subsequent rain chances and a slight cool down by the middle of next week, only to return to above average temps by the end of next week.
Today will feature light showers dwindling across the region before 10am and high clouds streaming across... click here for more