With a landfall possible along the NC Coast, many have been asking me about the affects here in Western North Carolina. Models do not indicate that any rainfall will make it this far north and west for Dorian. Some gusty winds could be possible, as the storm exist off the coast, but these will not be strong than 25 mph. In fact, I am not really even expecting any rainfall over the next 5 days. Some pop-up afternoon storms will be possible, but these will be scattered, and will not be associated with Hurricane Dorian. Below is the most recent European model projected precipitation for the next 5 days.
Heat, Very Little Rain Expected Over Next 7 Days
Through next Tuesday, most models show very little rainfall for the area. In-fact, the Euro shows only .1” of rain likely for most through next Tuesday. It will be good hay cutting weather, but your garden and flowers may need some love! This bodes well for Fall foliage, if you remember last year we were extremely wet during this period and that played a huge part in the slow leaf change. Look for my fall color outlook in the next 2 weeks!