A cold front appears to be in store for WNC late Saturday and into Sunday as we finally get a bit of relief from the heat! Rain will also move through with this, and many areas around WNC could use it! Some models show over 2” of rainfall for some locations through Monday AM. Below you can see the European model’s precipitation totals through the weekend.
Below average temperatures are in store for the area over the next 6-10 days as you can see on the map below provided by the Climate Prediction Center. This will pair with a period of slightly above average moisture. For many who have not seen significant rainfall in the last couple of weeks, this is a great sign! I expect widespread rainfall late Saturday night and into most of the day Sunday.
Fall Feel Is Coming
It will feel a lot more Fall-like around WNC after this weekend for WNC. As you can see above, the outlook for the next 6-10 days for WNC temperature-wise will be very mild. I expect highs in the mid to upper 70’s, or very low 80’s, and mornings in the upper 50’s. Below is the afternoon highs for next Tuesday per the European model. It currently only shows the potential for mid 70’s each afternoon next week. That would be very refreshing after flirting with 90 for the past several days. I will keep you updated on this front so stay tuned to AshevilleWX and be sure to check the 5-day forecast!