Heat Continues Around WNC Through Late Week, But Relief Is In Sight This Weekend

The past string of days has been one of the hottest streaks on record for May around WNC, and it will continue through at least the middle part of the week(5-Day Forecast). Several locations have topped 90 degrees , and I expect this trend to continue for the foreseeable future. Relief does appear to be in sight though, and that will come in the form of a frontal passage. A few scattered showers cannot be ruled out moving into the weekend, but high temperatures on Saturday and Sunday should only top out in the low to mid 80’s. Until then though, it is going to be hot! Below you can see the most recent European run, and it shows the high temperatures throughout the Southeast on Wednesday afternoon. As you can see it projects 90 degrees again for the Asheville Airport.

ECMWF Projected Temperatures For Wednesday Afternoon Provided By Weathermodels.com

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Chance For Showers Late Week Around WNC

Ahead of the impending frontal passage, there will be an isolated chance for showers both Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Currently the GFS is much more bullish on the chance for these to develop compared to the European, so I am watching to see exactly what comes to fruition. Lots of sunshine though appears to be the main theme through the greater part of this week, so have a great Memorial Day and get outside to enjoy this beautiful weather!

Scattered Showers Thursday On GFS Provided By Weathermodels.com