Rain Likely Next Two Days, But Temps In The Upper 60's Likely Sunday..More Flurries/Cold Expected Next Week

A front will begin to move through over the next several hours, and will bring with it the chance for scattered showers on Friday, and some heavy pockets of rain on Saturday. As you can see on the projected total precipitation map produced by the Nam 3km below, that locations in the Balsams, and around Highlands, NC have the highest potential to see heavy rainfall. Between .5” & .75” is expected around the Asheville, NC area between Friday and Saturday, but pockets of higher totals cannot be ruled out.

18z NAM 3km Total Precipitation Courtesy of Weathermodels.com

Warm Air Moves In Sunday

Temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s are likely all around WNC on what appears to be a beautiful Sunday after rain moves out. Models show showers moving out of the areas on Sunday morning, and temperatures rising. Lowers 60’s also seem possible on Monday with partly cloudy skies before another cold front moves through on Tuesday.

18z GFS Showing Temps around 65 on Sunday Afternoon.. Courtesy of Weathermodels.com

Cold Front Moves Through Tuesday

Another frontal passage will occur on Tuesday, and backside moisture will move into WNC sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday. For higher elevations (above 3500’) this certainly looks to be snow, and for many even around Asheville we could see some flurries. Below is the GFS precipitation type depiction, and you can see that the higher elevation are cold enough to support snow. As we get closer to next week, the high resolution models will begin to resolve the exact details of this, but for now… backside northwest flow moisture looks like it will move through WNC Tuesday night into Wednesday. Have a great weekend, and check back soon with AshevilleWX to see what to expect for next week… and you can always check the 5 day forecast here.

18z Precipitation Depiction For Wednesday Morning. Courtesy of Weathermodels.com

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