A stubborn front continues to push towards WNC, and that will continue to bring the chance for scattered showers and storms over the next couple of days. As we progress towards the weekend though, this front will finally make it here.. and excessive rainfall could again be possible. Below you can see the most recent GFS Precipitation Totals through the weekend, and many locations look to pick up over 1.5” of total accumulation.
Flash Flooding Could Occur Around WNC Late Saturday Night
Some streams and rivers could rise out of their banks late Saturday night or Sunday morning as heavy rain falls and some isolated locations pick up 2.5” of rainfall. Locations along the NC/TN border will see an enhancement in rainfall will upper level winds dominating from the west. Locations like Boone, NC could see 3”+ of rainfall before the event ends Sunday afternoon. Cold temperatures move in to follow, and what many like to call “Blackberry Winter” could be upon us.
Cooler Temperatures Move In, Low 40’s Likely Tuesday AM
An anomalous temperature pattern appears to be setting up over the next several days, and cold air will make its way from Canada all the way down South. I hope that you didn’t put up your jacket yet, because you are certainly going to need it on several mornings next week! In fact, I can’t rule out some locations dipping into the 30’s on select mornings next week. Some details still need to be hammered out on exactly how cold it will get, but below is a depiction of temperatures early Tuesday morning from the GFS around WNC.
Check back soon for another update regarding the rainfall potential for this weekend, and have a great Thursday!