Lower Elevations 1800' - 3000'

The weekend is almost here but today (6/15) we will experience temps in the mid 80's and a few pop up showers that could develop just about anywhere, but more than likely along the ridgelines. This weekend will maintain temps in the mid 80's with a classic summer time setup taking hold Sunday through next week, with temps coming close to 90°F by Tuesday. 

Ridgelines 5000' - 6683'

Although the heat begins to setup shop today (6/15), the place to be from Friday into next week will be the ridgelines as temps only reach the low - mid 70's. However, the ridgelines will also be the place that showers are most likely to develop, but this isnt Florida, meaning they will likely take till 4 - 6pm to develop as opposed to 1 - 3pm. 

Forecast Discussion 

Temps are on the rise and today (6/15) they'll peak to the upper 70's, however by Sunday into the middle of next week, they should max out to the low 80's for most areas above 3500'. Pop up showers are likely each day but a decent amount of sunshine will also be overhead, so be sure to get outside and enjoy the weather before NW flow takes over by the middle of next week, resulting in an increase in shower activity for those closer to the TN line. 

Paddlers on Lake Logan by LYW
Paddlers on Lake Logan by LYW

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Soco Falls
Soco Falls

by Timeless Moments Imaging

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Snow Capped Smokies
Snow Capped Smokies

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Paddlers on Lake Logan by LYW
Paddlers on Lake Logan by LYW

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Weather Highlights

Most of the region picked up 2.75 - 5" of rain from Wed 7am - Fri 9am, however the highest totals exceeded everyone's forecast, with 8.42" falling in Rosman, with Lake Toxaway in second place at 6.93"! 

Sunshine takes over Saturday, although it will be a touch chilly with highs in the mid - upper 40's for the valley, followed a temp inversion Sat night that will bring temps down to the upper teens across the lower elevations. 

Temps warm to the upper 40's - low 50's Sunday and then steadily climb to the mid - upper 50's by Wednesday, all under sunny skies. 

Overnight lows generally will be in the low - upper 20's each night this weekend, extending into the work and school week. 

Bigger Picture

A cold front arrives Saturday evening and passes through the region early Sunday morning, followed by an upper level trough that will keep cooler temps around through Monday. A shot of snow is likely Sunday morning, with a second round possible Monday morning for the TN line. Sunshine takes over Monday but temps take till Thursday to hit the 60's. Showers possible late next week into next weekend. 

Higher Elevations

3000 - 5000'

A cold front arrives Saturday evening and passes through the region early Sunday morning, followed by an upper level trough that will keep cooler temps around through Monday. A shot of snow is likely Sunday morning, with a second round possible Monday morning for the TN line. Sunshine takes over Monday but temps take till Thursday to hit the 60's. Showers possible late next week into next weekend. 

Lower Elevations

1800 - 3000'

A cold front arrives Saturday evening and passes through the region early Sunday morning, followed by an upper level trough that will keep cooler temps around through Monday. A shot of snow is likely Sunday morning, with a second round possible Monday morning for the TN line. Sunshine takes over Monday but temps take till Thursday to hit the 60's. Showers possible late next week into next weekend. 

Ridgelines + Plateau

A cold front arrives Saturday evening and passes through the region early Sunday morning, followed by an upper level trough that will keep cooler temps around through Monday. A shot of snow is likely Sunday morning, with a second round possible Monday morning for the TN line. Sunshine takes over Monday but temps take till Thursday to hit the 60's. Showers possible late next week into next weekend.