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Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:20PM

Welcome Rains

Light rain and drizzle developed this morning and will get steadier, even heavy at times, as we move through tonight. The rain does look to conclude a little faster, with showers (maybe a thundershower) ending Friday morning or by early afternoon at the latest. This will pave the way for a fantastic weather weekend across western North Carolina. After a cooler Thursday, weekend temperatures will moderate very nicely. All systems are go for outdoor activities Saturday and Sunday before more rain returns on Monday.


Hi: 57 Lo: 53

Patchy fog; Rain, heavy at times with a possible thunderstorm; SE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 70 Lo: 48

Morning rain with thunder possible; Clearing PM; South wind 5-10 mph becoming NW

Hi: 71 Lo: 42

Mostly sunny & very nice; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 71 Lo: 48

Bright sunshine; Warm; Increasing clouds Sun. night

Hi: 63 Lo: 53

Mostly cloudy; Showers arriving with a PM thunderstorm possible

Further Out

Tuesday - Perhaps a lingering morning shower; Becoming mostly sunny; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 40s
Wednesday - Bright sunshine & pleasant; More clouds return Wednesday night; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 40s

Forecast Discussion

Low-pressure moving out of Illinois this evening will head to the northeast, dragging a cold front through the region Friday morning. Today was gray and drizzly with noticeably cooler temperatures. Steadier/heavier rain arrives tonight. A thundershower will be possible early Friday before some clearing gets cranking. The afternoon commute looks much nicer than the morning one.

High pressure then moves in for the weekend producing some bright, sunny weather. Temperatures will moderate back to above-normal levels.

The pattern of late has featured Pacific weather systems rolling across the Rockies and then ejecting eastward into the Plains and Midwest. That will continue into next week as our next system in the pipeline moves out of the Rockies and into Arkansas then eastward into the Ohio Valley. A round of showers and possible thunderstorms will spread into the state during Monday and Monday night, before we clear things out for Tuesday and Wednesday. Yet another similar system could bring more rain after the end of this forecast cycle.


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