Quiet, Dry, and a Touch Warm into Sunday
Good afternoon folks! We'll continue to enjoy this stretch of dry weather and for those wishing for rain, it looks like your wish will come true sometime Sunday or Monday as the overall pattern shifts. In the meantime, sunny to mostly sunny skies will dominate the landscape Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with temps running roughly 4 - 8 degrees above normal for early November. Minus the frost we experience Thursday morning, we do not expect any freezing temps for roughly the next 6 - 8 days as afternoon highs sit a few degrees above normal, while overnight lows settle hold to levels 5 - 8 degrees above normal each night. The high pressure providing us with fair weather will shift to the east on Sunday and we'll notice an uptick in moisture levels Sunday into Tuesday, alongside a steady increase in shower chances, starting with isolated on Sunday, increasing to widespread by Wed - Thur of next week. All in all, a quiet stretch of weather lies ahead.
Thursday starts the day in the 30's but temps rebound nicely as they reach the upper 60's across the valleys, with normal highs in the mid 60's for early November. Sunny skies will give way to some high clouds closer to sunset but these should scoot out of the region early Friday morning, with lows holding to the low - upper 40's across the region.
Mostly sunny skies are slated for Friday and Saturday, while Sunday offers up high clouds and isolated showers along the escarpment, possibly dry across the rest of SW NC; keep your outdoor plans for Sunday. Temps Friday through Sunday hold to the upper 60's - low 70's each afternoon for the lower elevations, while the ridgelines above 5000' warm to the upper 50's. Overnight lows settle into the mid - upper 40's Friday night under clear skies, followed by increasing clouds Saturday night that will cap overnight lows to the upper 40's - mid 50's depending upon elevation; a degree or two warmer Sunday night.
Models continue to show a steady influx of moisture into the region late this weekend, increasing early next week ahead of what could be remnants of Eta, possibly setting up a widespread rain event for late next week. Temps plateau to the upper 50's - low 70's each afternoon under a mixed bag of clouds and sun, alongside isolated to scattered light showers.
We'll stop here and circle back on Friday, focusing on the increasing rain chances early next week. ENJOY!