Mild temperatures have been the story over the past several days, but that switch will flip moving into next week, and an extended heat wave looks to be possible. As always we here in WNC will be 3-5 degrees cooler then locations at lower elevations in the Southeast, but upper 80’s or even low 90’s will be possible later next week. Some locations have the chance to reach 100 degrees in the southeast, and that would be quite early in the year to be reaching triple digits. Below you can see the most recent GFS temperature map for the US late week (5/24).
Scattered Showers Possible Daily
As we work towards this extended heat wave, scattered showers will be possible daily around WNC. Where and when these showers develop is still uncertain, but the likelihood for isolated development each afternoon looks likely. Sunday and into Monday the chance for rainfall will increase around WNC as a frontal passage makes its way through. Below you can see the most recent depiction of the 3km NAM on Sunday afternoon. You can see that some isolated showers develop in higher elevations, and then those move into the valleys below. These showers and storms won’t ruin your day, but rain could fall heavy at times if you get under a developing storm cell.
Scattered showers likely this weekend, and a better chance for storms exists Sunday night & Into Monday
A strong ridge will develop in the Atlantic next week sending warm moisture air into the southeast
This will bring a heatwave to all on the South where some locations could push over 100 degrees
Temperatures around WNC could push into the low 90’s late next week, so now is the time to make sure your A/C is prepared!