After this front finally pushes through, another round of heat will build in the area. Temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be in the mid to upper 80’s, and it will again feel like summer. This begins the cycle though in my opinion of progressing towards Fall. That means cooler mornings (below 60 degrees) and afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 80’s. If you remember last year, we reached 90 degrees in mid October in Asheville, so there are still many more warm days to come. Below you can see the most recent GFS temperatures spread for Thursday afternoon.
Lower Humidity Expected
Humidity values over the next several days will drop dramatically. On Thursday and Friday, Relative Humidity around WNC will drop into the 40% range each afternoon. That will make it feel very nice around Western North Carolina! Most models indicate that clouds will clear on Thursday and Friday, and these days will be near picture perfect. Below you can see the most recent GFS model Relative Humidity projections. On both Thursday and Friday afternoon’s values will dip below 40%. That means that the moisture content in the air will be lower, and thus the air will feel more favorable to the touch for most. Thursday and Friday will be great days to work outside! If you are looking to cut hay, this would be a good weekend to partake. If you could cut on Thursday and gather on Sunday, that would be ideal for most! Pop-up showers will increase into the weekend, but these will still be scattered in my opinion.