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Activity Meter: Driving

Today's Forecast

Sunday

Overnight

Cloudy; Rain
48°

Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 3

Cloudy; Rain

Monday

Daytime

Cloudy/foggy, rainy, cool
54°

Wind: East 5-15 mph, gusty

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy/foggy, rainy, cool

Rain Developing

A slow low moves across the Southeast early this week. Skies became cloudy Sunday morning and rain arrives this evening. Monday is a raw, chilly, gray, wet day. Tuesday has less rain and milder temperatures. Showers linger into a warmer Wednesday. Expect 1"-2" of rain through the 3-day period with isolated higher amounts near the Blue Ridge. Merlefest is on our minds and in our schedules Thursday through Sunday. Weather for the festival looks very good overall--cooler than average and we cannot rule out a stray, light shower Thursday and Friday. For details about the good weather news for Merlefest, see our Hour-by-Hour Merlefest Forecast.

Voting is underway in the 2019 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar Photo Contest. We received over 700 entries in the contest (the most ever). Many thanks to all the photographers for the great response. Voting will continue until May 1, 2018.

7-Day Forecast

Monday

Overnight

Cloudy/foggy; Cool; Soaking rain
48°

Wind: East 5-15 mph, gusty

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy/foggy; Cool; Soaking rain

Tuesday

Daytime

Cloudy; Fog; Showers; Continued cool
59°

Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy; Fog; Showers; Continued cool

 

Overnight

Cloudy; A few showers; Ridgetop fog
48°

Wind: SE 5-10 mph, becoming NW

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy; A few showers; Ridgetop fog

Wednesday

Daytime

Lots of clouds; A stray shower; A bit warmer
64°

Activity Meter: 3

Lots of clouds; A stray shower; A bit warmer

 

Overnight

Partly or mostly cloudy; Perhaps a shower
47°

Activity Meter: 3

Partly or mostly cloudy; Perhaps a shower

Thursday

Daytime

Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower
64°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower

 

Overnight

Mostly cloudy
43°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly cloudy

Friday

Daytime

Lots of clouds; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower
66°

Activity Meter: 4

Lots of clouds; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower

 

Overnight

Lots of clouds; Cannot rule out an evening shower
43°

Activity Meter: 4

Lots of clouds; Cannot rule out an evening shower

Saturday

Daytime

Scattered clouds; Pleasant
63°

Activity Meter: 4

Scattered clouds; Pleasant

 

Overnight

Scattered clouds
43°

Activity Meter: 4

Scattered clouds

Discussion

Rain Developing

This week's weather is dominated by a trough in the Eastern U. S. A couple of surface low will round the southern periphery keeping our weather cool overall, very wet early, and maintaining the threat of a stray shower until next weekend.

The first surface low reaches Mississippi today and South Carolina Tuesday. From there it heads slowly up the East Coast. Skies became cloudy this morning, and rain arrives quickly tonight. Monday is not a day for outdoor activities--cloudy, foggy, chilly, rainy. Tuesday is less wet and milder. Showers linger into Wednesday with warmer temperatures. Expect 1"-2" of rain through the 3-day period with isolated higher amounts near the Blue Ridge.

Computer guidance today keeps the next low suppressed in the Gulf with a weak front arriving from the northwest late Friday. I'm wary of being overly optimistic but will go with the drier forecast trend... a stray shower possible Thursday afternoon and in the PM hours Friday, then a dry Saturday. Expect temperatures to remain slightly cooler than seasonal averages. Merlefest clothing selection should account for pleasant days, cool nights, and the potential for a stray, light showers Thursday and Friday.

Sunday

Overnight

Cloudy; Rain
48°

Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 3

Cloudy; Rain

Monday

Daytime

Cloudy/foggy, rainy, cool
54°

Wind: East 5-15 mph, gusty

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy/foggy, rainy, cool

Rain Developing

A slow low moves across the Southeast early this week. Skies became cloudy Sunday morning and rain arrives this evening. Monday is a raw, chilly, gray, wet day. Tuesday has less rain and milder temperatures. Showers linger into a warmer Wednesday. Expect 1"-2" of rain through the 3-day period with isolated higher amounts near the Blue Ridge. Merlefest is on our minds and in our schedules Thursday through Sunday. Weather for the festival looks very good overall--cooler than average and we cannot rule out a stray, light shower Thursday and Friday. For details about the good weather news for Merlefest, see our Hour-by-Hour Merlefest Forecast.

Voting is underway in the 2019 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar Photo Contest. We received over 700 entries in the contest (the most ever). Many thanks to all the photographers for the great response. Voting will continue until May 1, 2018.

Monday

Overnight

Cloudy/foggy; Cool; Soaking rain
48°

Wind: East 5-15 mph, gusty

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy/foggy; Cool; Soaking rain

Tuesday

Daytime

Cloudy; Fog; Showers; Continued cool
59°

Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy; Fog; Showers; Continued cool

 

Overnight

Cloudy; A few showers; Ridgetop fog
48°

Wind: SE 5-10 mph, becoming NW

Activity Meter: 1

Cloudy; A few showers; Ridgetop fog

Wednesday

Daytime

Lots of clouds; A stray shower; A bit warmer
64°

Activity Meter: 3

Lots of clouds; A stray shower; A bit warmer

 

Overnight

Partly or mostly cloudy; Perhaps a shower
47°

Activity Meter: 3

Partly or mostly cloudy; Perhaps a shower

Thursday

Daytime

Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower
64°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower

 

Overnight

Mostly cloudy
43°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly cloudy

Friday

Daytime

Lots of clouds; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower
66°

Activity Meter: 4

Lots of clouds; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower

 

Overnight

Lots of clouds; Cannot rule out an evening shower
43°

Activity Meter: 4

Lots of clouds; Cannot rule out an evening shower

Saturday

Daytime

Scattered clouds; Pleasant
63°

Activity Meter: 4

Scattered clouds; Pleasant

 

Overnight

Scattered clouds
43°

Activity Meter: 4

Scattered clouds

Rain Developing

This week's weather is dominated by a trough in the Eastern U. S. A couple of surface low will round the southern periphery keeping our weather cool overall, very wet early, and maintaining the threat of a stray shower until next weekend.

The first surface low reaches Mississippi today and South Carolina Tuesday. From there it heads slowly up the East Coast. Skies became cloudy this morning, and rain arrives quickly tonight. Monday is not a day for outdoor activities--cloudy, foggy, chilly, rainy. Tuesday is less wet and milder. Showers linger into Wednesday with warmer temperatures. Expect 1"-2" of rain through the 3-day period with isolated higher amounts near the Blue Ridge.

Computer guidance today keeps the next low suppressed in the Gulf with a weak front arriving from the northwest late Friday. I'm wary of being overly optimistic but will go with the drier forecast trend... a stray shower possible Thursday afternoon and in the PM hours Friday, then a dry Saturday. Expect temperatures to remain slightly cooler than seasonal averages. Merlefest clothing selection should account for pleasant days, cool nights, and the potential for a stray, light showers Thursday and Friday.