In the 74 years that data has been kept at the Asheville Airport, there has never been a 7-day period in May where the average daily high temperature has been higher! Data obtained from The Southeast Regional Climate Center shows that since last Wednesday, Asheville and surrounding area have experienced record heat. This is astonishing, and we are 3 weeks away from summer! This doesn’t mean that this summer will be excessively hot, but what it does mean is that the high pressure that has setup on top of us has been the most dominate high pressure ever recorded in May. This data was provide by Southeast Regional Climate Center and can be found at this link:http://sercc.com.
Relief Is On The Way
Cooler temperatures and highs only in the 70’s are likely this weekend as this dome of high pressure finally breaks down. Some showers will also be possible with chances increasing into early next week. That will be nice since this past week was tied for the driest May period on record as well. I will have a full update on shower potential moving into the weekend in the coming days, so check back soon and have a great day!