Wind: Light & variable
Activity Meter: 4
An evening shower or thundershower; Partly to mostly cloudy
Wind: SW 5-10 mph
Activity Meter: 3
Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers and thundershowers
Monday, August 20 in Asheville (BRP)
More unsettled weather starts off the new week thanks to a stalled front over the region. Scattered showers and thundershowers develop again Monday afternoon. A strong cold front will approach western Virginia on Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms another good bet. Much cooler and drier air follows on Wednesday as the front makes a clean sweep through the region.
Last updated on 08/19/18 at 4PM by David
On the weather map, we have a stalled front situated west to east across central Virginia. This front will remain parked or slowly sag southward over the next couple of days and be our primary weather maker as it serves to keep showers and thundershowers in the forecast through the day on Monday.
The front begins to lift northward as a warm front by Tuesday as a strong cold front begins to press eastward from the Mississippi River Valley region. This front means business as behind it some cooler but more importantly drier air resides. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely on Tuesday into Tuesday night until the front passes through.
Wednesday the front will be to our east and the drier air builds in from the northwest. Just a few lingering clouds early on Wednesday will give way to more sunshine by the afternoon and a fair northwest breeze.
High pressure firmly settles over the region Thursday and Friday with plenty of sunshine and temperatures a few degrees below the daily norm. The high will slide to our east by Saturday allowing moisture to return from the southeast. The result will be a slight chance of a shower to the start of the weekend as temperatures still remain rather comfortable.