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Wind: Calm
Driving

Activity Meter: Driving

Today's Forecast

Saturday

Overnight

Generally cloudy with patchy fog; Rain developing toward daybreak
49°

Wind: Light

Activity Meter: 2

Generally cloudy with patchy fog; Rain developing toward daybreak

Sunday

Daytime

Cloudy with occasional rain; Perhaps a thunderstorm
62°

Wind: SE 5-15 mph

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy with occasional rain; Perhaps a thunderstorm

Turbulence Inbound

Expect cloudy skies and periods of rain continuing through this weekend. Despite the grayness, temperatures will be unseasonably mild for January. We even anticipate some rumbles of thunder across the SW mountains and Foothills on Sunday, highlighting the weirdness of this pattern. Showers taper Monday as cooler, drier air makes inroads from the northwest. After another brief midweek warm-up, much colder air finally returns late next week.

7-Day Forecast

Sunday

Overnight

More rain & possibly an evening thunderstorm
46°

Wind: Light south wind becoming NW

Activity Meter: 1

More rain & possibly an evening thunderstorm

Monday

Daytime

Mostly cloudy with lingering showers, especially in the morning; Windy & cooler
52°

Wind: NW 15-25 mph & gusty

Activity Meter: 2

Mostly cloudy with lingering showers, especially in the morning; Windy & cooler

 

Overnight

Perhaps an evening shower; Decreasing clouds; Breezy
36°

Wind: NW 5-15 mph & gusty early

Activity Meter: 2

Perhaps an evening shower; Decreasing clouds; Breezy

Tuesday

Daytime

Becoming mostly sunny
57°

Activity Meter: 3

Becoming mostly sunny

 

Overnight

Mostly clear
37°

Activity Meter: 3

Mostly clear

Wednesday

Daytime

Ample sunshine & very mild
62°

Activity Meter: 4

Ample sunshine & very mild

 

Overnight

Becoming mostly cloudy
40°

Activity Meter: 4

Becoming mostly cloudy

Thursday

Daytime

Morning cloudiness; Clearing & colder; Feeling more like January
48°

Activity Meter: 2

Morning cloudiness; Clearing & colder; Feeling more like January

 

Overnight

Scattered clouds & cold
28°

Activity Meter: 2

Scattered clouds & cold

Friday

Daytime

Turning mostly sunny; Colder
40°

Activity Meter: 2

Turning mostly sunny; Colder

 

Overnight

Clear and cold
23°

Activity Meter: 2

Clear and cold

Discussion

Turbulence Inbound

January as whole so far has been very warm. The temperature departure from normal at the Asheville airport is running around 7 degrees above normal for the month to date. Despite that, we have still managed to squeeze out 7 inches of snowfall! It is rather unusual to have both occurrences of prolonged warmth and significant snowfall in one calendar month.

Unseasonable warmth continues this weekend, but unfortunately it comes with periods of rain through Sunday night, ending Monday. We can thank a complex low pressure area moving east through the Mid South overnight to over the Southern Appalachians Sunday night. Rain will fall in the form of 3 to 4 waves, but we won’t get cute by trying to peg the exact timing of each wave. The atmosphere will destabilize and thunder is possible during the day Sunday.

Rain tapers into showers Monday with strong NW flow that will usher in cooler and direr air. High pressure will prevail through midweek with a nice warm up slated for Wednesday. We have a question mark Wednesday night for possible showers with a weak wave ahead of our next cold front, but will leave dry for now.

The next cold front moves through early Thursday bringing us back to the cold reality of Winter. Thursday will be 15-20 degrees colder than Wednesday, and Friday will be a big handful of degrees colder than that. Enjoy the warmth while you can, just have an umbrella and galoshes handy this weekend.

Saturday

Overnight

Generally cloudy with patchy fog; Rain developing toward daybreak
49°

Wind: Light

Activity Meter: 2

Generally cloudy with patchy fog; Rain developing toward daybreak

Sunday

Daytime

Cloudy with occasional rain; Perhaps a thunderstorm
62°

Wind: SE 5-15 mph

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy with occasional rain; Perhaps a thunderstorm

Turbulence Inbound

Expect cloudy skies and periods of rain continuing through this weekend. Despite the grayness, temperatures will be unseasonably mild for January. We even anticipate some rumbles of thunder across the SW mountains and Foothills on Sunday, highlighting the weirdness of this pattern. Showers taper Monday as cooler, drier air makes inroads from the northwest. After another brief midweek warm-up, much colder air finally returns late next week.

Sunday

Overnight

More rain & possibly an evening thunderstorm
46°

Wind: Light south wind becoming NW

Activity Meter: 1

More rain & possibly an evening thunderstorm

Monday

Daytime

Mostly cloudy with lingering showers, especially in the morning; Windy & cooler
52°

Wind: NW 15-25 mph & gusty

Activity Meter: 2

Mostly cloudy with lingering showers, especially in the morning; Windy & cooler

 

Overnight

Perhaps an evening shower; Decreasing clouds; Breezy
36°

Wind: NW 5-15 mph & gusty early

Activity Meter: 2

Perhaps an evening shower; Decreasing clouds; Breezy

Tuesday

Daytime

Becoming mostly sunny
57°

Activity Meter: 3

Becoming mostly sunny

 

Overnight

Mostly clear
37°

Activity Meter: 3

Mostly clear

Wednesday

Daytime

Ample sunshine & very mild
62°

Activity Meter: 4

Ample sunshine & very mild

 

Overnight

Becoming mostly cloudy
40°

Activity Meter: 4

Becoming mostly cloudy

Thursday

Daytime

Morning cloudiness; Clearing & colder; Feeling more like January
48°

Activity Meter: 2

Morning cloudiness; Clearing & colder; Feeling more like January

 

Overnight

Scattered clouds & cold
28°

Activity Meter: 2

Scattered clouds & cold

Friday

Daytime

Turning mostly sunny; Colder
40°

Activity Meter: 2

Turning mostly sunny; Colder

 

Overnight

Clear and cold
23°

Activity Meter: 2

Clear and cold

Turbulence Inbound

January as whole so far has been very warm. The temperature departure from normal at the Asheville airport is running around 7 degrees above normal for the month to date. Despite that, we have still managed to squeeze out 7 inches of snowfall! It is rather unusual to have both occurrences of prolonged warmth and significant snowfall in one calendar month.

Unseasonable warmth continues this weekend, but unfortunately it comes with periods of rain through Sunday night, ending Monday. We can thank a complex low pressure area moving east through the Mid South overnight to over the Southern Appalachians Sunday night. Rain will fall in the form of 3 to 4 waves, but we won’t get cute by trying to peg the exact timing of each wave. The atmosphere will destabilize and thunder is possible during the day Sunday.

Rain tapers into showers Monday with strong NW flow that will usher in cooler and direr air. High pressure will prevail through midweek with a nice warm up slated for Wednesday. We have a question mark Wednesday night for possible showers with a weak wave ahead of our next cold front, but will leave dry for now.

The next cold front moves through early Thursday bringing us back to the cold reality of Winter. Thursday will be 15-20 degrees colder than Wednesday, and Friday will be a big handful of degrees colder than that. Enjoy the warmth while you can, just have an umbrella and galoshes handy this weekend.