Published: 4.16.14 6:13am
Good Morning Folks! Be sure to grab a jacket as you head out the door this morning as temps currently sit in the upper teens – upper 20’s depending upon elevation. Add in NW winds around 10 – 20mph and it will feel downright cold for mid April. Mostly sunny skies will be overhead throughout the day, however the cold air mass in place will combat the warming sun to keep temps from rising past the low 50’s – low 60’s. Winds should die down slightly after midday and by the evening hours we expect only a light breeze across the region, helping to set the stage for another cold night across SW NC. Temps tonight will plummet into the mid – upper 20’s for the lower elevations (Cullowhee, Franklin, etc.) while temps only dip into the low – mid 30’s across the highest ridgetops. This is due to colder air draining into the lower elevations due to density and terrain direction (a funnel effect), which translates into likely frost for the lower elevations and patchy frost above 3500’. Either way we recommend you cover your gardens one more time to ensure they are not affected by the below freezing temps tonight.
Thursday keeps mostly sunny skies around and temps will warm ever so slightly as they climb into the mid 50’s – mid 60’s depending upon elevation. Some late day clouds will develop across the region in advance of a weak system slated to come near the region during the... click here for more