Strong Storms Are Possible This Afternoon Around WNC, But Cooler Temps Are On The Way

Strong Storms To Develop This Afternoon

Recent runs of the HRRR model show a line of storms developing this afternoon across East Tennessee, and slamming into WNC later this evening.  These storms will contain frequent lightning, gusty winds, and isolated hail, so please be careful if you are traveling during rush hour.  

HRRR radar depiction at 5pm EST.  You can see a strong line of storms stretching across most of Buncombe co.

These storms will affect most all of WNC, but some locations could see significantly more rainfall compared to others.  Cooler temperatures look to be on the way though as we move toward the weekend!  

High pressure will build in aloft late Thursday, and cooler air will funnel in from more northern areas.  This will cool us down in WNC significantly, and should keep storm development at bay.  Check back soon for another update, and stay safe when traveling this afternoon!