Published: 5.24.16 8:15am
Good Morning Folks! We apologize for the week long downtime as we dealt with server issues, but now we are back online and ready to dive into today’s discussion which will essentially highlight the upcoming warmth and Memorial Day Weekend. After a few inches of rain this past weekend we will deal with sunny skies, above average warmth and pop up showers and thunderstorms most afternoons, however no washout is expected at this time. For those traveling to see family or a vacation destination for Memorial Day Weekend, we don’t see anything concerning at this point in time if you’re staying inland, however for the beach goers there could be a small yet still impactful tropical system developing along the NC coast. It’s not unheard of to have a tropical system develop this early in the season, but several models are honing in on this possibility, giving credence to the forecast many are already promoting; spotty showers, cloudy skies and near normal temps.
For today we’ll find valley fog lifting to mostly sunny skies and this will bring temps into the mid 60’s along the ridgelines to the low 80’s within the valleys. Places like Cullowhee, Sylva, Bryson City and Franklin could easily hit the low 80’s shortly after noon, while the more sheltered valley towns such as Webster or Cherokee will have to wait till the mid – late afternoon hours. Partly cloudy skies are likely to develop along the ridgelines due to differential heating, however no showers are expected... click here for more