Thunderstorms are back in the forecast for the majority of WNC through the weekend, with over 2” of rainfall possible through the next 5 days in some locations. Not everyone will see storms each day though, and higher elevation locations stand a better chance to see storms develop.
4th Of July
Showers and storms will pop-up around the majority of WNC tomorrow afternoon before 5pm, but as fireworks activities begin clouds will begin to clear up! If you want to avoid the crowds you can watch the Downtown Asheville fireworks on the Grimes Teich Anderson LLP Downtown Asheville Live Camera! Below you can see the most recent Nam 3km radar at 3pm for WNC. These will develop between 1-4pm and should move out of the area by 5-6pm.
Here is a look at the 8pm projected radar per the most recent Nam 3km. As you can see a large storm complex develops coming off of the mountains, and then really blows up across portions of NC. This could put a damper on the 4th at locations in Raleigh & Greensboro, but Asheville appears to be in the clear with only a slight chance for scattered showers at showtime (9pm).
Heavy Rain Possible Through The Weekend In WNC
Most long range models suggest that 1-2” of rainfall will be likely around WNC through the end of the weekend. This rain will come from scattered showers and even some strong thunderstorms. Please be mindful of this when making plans for the weekend. Timing of rainfall is still uncertain at this moment, but just know that most models indicate a wet weekend! Check back soon for another update!