Both the GFS and European models indicate that a strong from will move through the area on Tuesday bring rain showers to most of the area. Following this frontal passage, Canadian air will spill into WNC bringing us the coldest temperatures of the season so far.
The European model (seen below) insists that many locations on Thursday morning fall below 20 degrees. The GFS on the other hand has a slightly warmer solution that only allows temperatures to fall into the low 20’s. Regardless, this will be bone chilling cold, and will shock the system since it has been a while since we have seen temperatures this cold in WNC.
Models Could Warm As We Approach
Many times these models are a little bullish on how cold it will be, but it is very noteworthy that we are seeing teens show up. My best guess is that most locations will fall into the very low 20’s and few isolation locations will be in the teens on Wednesday morning. Here you can see my 5 day forecast to see what temperatures will be like for this week.
Rain Arrives On Monday
These showers will be light, and shouldn’t cause many problems around WNC. Most if not all locations will be above freezing so I expect limits problems from the onset of this system. You can alway track incoming rain on Ashevillewx’s interactive radar. There you can see wind speeds, lighting, storm tracks, temperatures, and a multitude of other things that help you track the storm. As rain approaches be sure to check the Grimes Teich Anderson LLP live Downtown Asheville Camera to see the changing conditions. Check back soon for another update, and have a great Sunday!