a beautiful beginning to the week is in store for Western North Carolina with plenty of sunshine! Temperature will push into the mid 50’s both Monday & Tuesday, but clouds will move back in on Wednesday as an interesting system forms. On Wednesday night, an upper level low will push through WNC, and some moisture will fall in the area. What form of precipitation remains to be seen, but I can’t rule out some snow mixing in. These upper level low systems are notoriously difficult to predict, and we have in the past sen surprise snowfall from them. The main takeaway from this article though is that I have my eye on a system later this week, and then warmth looks to move back in by the weekend. Below you can see the 12z 3km NAM precipitation depiction through late Wednesday. Rainfall looks likely, but like I said before, these upper level lows make their own cold air, and are notoriously difficult to forecast more than 48 hours out. I’ll be discussing this live tonight in the AshevilleWX App at 7:30pm, and then shortly after on Facebook.
Warmth Is On The Way
A somewhat short-live warmup will be on the way next weekend, so start planning for it! A southeastern ridge looks to develop late next week, and that will push warm, moist air up into WNC for the weekend. Below you can see the GFS temperature spread for Saturday afternoon, and temps in the 70’s look likely! It will be a perfect day to get out and hike so make plans now!