5 - 7" of rain Tuesday - Thursday

Good Morning Folks! We have had passing showers and thunderstorms slide across the region since Monday morning and the 24 hour max rainfall total this morning is out of Balsam Grove Fire Dept., with a total of 1.18". Elsewhere across the region, roughly a tenth to a quarter inch of rain has fallen, more so along and near the escarpment. The brief highlight aside, we are expecting widespread heavy rainfall today through Thursday, with rainfall amounts likely to exceed four inches for all of SW NC, with the escarpment in particular featuring a range of 5 - 7" through Thursday evening. This has prompted the NWS to issue a Flash Flood Watch, meaning flooding conditions are likely and if you know

Sunshine Returns Thursday and Friday

Good Morning Folks! We have picked up an inch for most of the region these past few days, with several spots exceeding the two inch mark, putting us right on track with the forecasted amounts. We'll experience additional scattered showers and thunderstorms today and as the bulk of the moisture and upper level players move off to the east this evening, we'll enjoy two days of relatively dry weather before a cold front moves in Saturday. This cold front will linger to our south Sunday and perhaps push back into the region early next week, but either way, enough moisture will return by Monday to allow scattered to widespread showers Monday through Wednesday of next week. Temps all the while wil

A Soupy Start to the Week

Good Morning Folks! An odd setup for late July is underway across the southeast region, mainly due to the placement of a nearby upper level low and subsequent trough. Although these features occur throughout the year, the placement has created a tropical plume of moisture for our neighbors along the coast and this translates into a very muggy setup for our region. Today through Wednesday you can expect a muggy airmass, with a higher chance for showers but of course the silver lining will be the cooler temps. By Thursday dry air will push into the region from the northwest and setup an ideal end to the work week with mostly sunny skies overhead, but of course temps will also increase compared

Short Lived Break; Thunderstorms Saturday

Good Morning Folks! Shower activity as of late has been confined to the escarpment and the highest 24 hour total comes out of the Brevard area, just outside of the airport, where 0.71" of rain fell since Tuesday morning. We'll enjoy a short lived reprieve from the rain today through early afternoon Friday and sometime after sunset Friday, showers are expected to push through the area, with numerous rounds of showers and thunderstorms developing Saturday. Although Saturday will feature the best chance for showers, pop up thunderstorms and a muggy setup holds firm Sunday into the middle of next week. This increase in shower activity and return to muggy conditions might be a blessing to some as

Two Frontal Passages this Week

Good Morning Folks! The majority of the rain that has fallen over the past 24 hours looks to be along and nearby the Great Balsams (range dividing Jackson and Haywood counties), with up to 1.5" along the ridgelines, alongside plenty of 0.50 - 1" readings. We'll experience another round of showers today and tomorrow (Tuesday), however by Wednesday slightly drier air moves in and it may take until Friday for the mugginess to return. Today (Monday) will bring us passing clouds overhead, a round of pop up showers and thunderstorms around the early afternoon hours and a possible second round of rain this evening. This second round may not occur but a wave of energy is moving ESE and may cross our

Summer Time Pattern Holds

Good Afternoon Folks! Easterly flow will dominate our weather pattern today (Friday) through Saturday night and then a slight shift to a southeasterly flow will occur Sunday, with a stronger southerly flow setting up shop by early next week. Although high pressure to our northeast will help keep shower activity down a bit compared to normal for our neighbors in the Boone area, our area of the mountains will remain in the soupy airmass, mainly due to the stronger easterly flow. A cold front looks to push into the mountains Tuesday into Wednesday, so we can expect an uptick in shower coverage and intensities by the middle of next week. Temps all the while will be just around normal for mid Ju

Widespread Showers Friday; Dry by Sunday

Good Morning Folks! The easterly flow over the region the past few days has resulted in a sharp cutoff pertaining to the rain, with 1 - 1.5" of rain falling along or just a few miles from the escarpment yesterday, whereas the deeper valleys such as Cullowhee picked up nothing. Easterly flow continues today, but will shift tomorrow as a front pushes through the region, allowing for widespread showers and thunderstorms. Spotty showers linger through Saturday as drier air tries to work its way into the region, however it will likely take till late Saturday afternoon or Sunday for mostly sunny skies to set up shop. Dry and warm conditions persist into Monday and Tuesday of next week, with temps

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