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Waynesville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, May 22, 2017 at 5:52PM

Brief Pause, Then More Rain

We expect another big slug of rain and thunder to overspread the Foothills tonight. Steady rain continues Tuesday before tapering off. More showery weather will be with us Wednesday into Thursday before we finally dry things out for the end of the workweek. Looking ahead, Memorial Day weekend weather looks pretty good, with a dry Saturday and maybe some PM thunder on Sunday.

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Monday

Hi: 75 Lo: 58

Cloudy with rain & possible thunder; Light wind
Tuesday

Hi: 70 Lo: 56

Primarily overcast with occasional showers; Maybe some thunder; Rain tapering off PM; Light SE wind
Wednesday

Hi: 69 Lo: 52

Mostly cloudy with showers; Perhaps a thundershower; SE wind 5-10 mph becoming NW at night
Thursday

Hi: 66 Lo: 48

Partly cloudy & cooler; Perhaps a passing daytime shower
Friday

Hi: 75 Lo: 49

Bright sunshine; Nice

Further Out

Saturday - Mostly clear; Nice way to kick-off the holiday weekend; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Sunday - Ample sunshine; Widely-separated PM thundershowers; Warm; High near 80 degrees; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front lingers over western NC this evening with more widespread rain developing overnight and into Tuesday (the rain could be heavy at times again).

A wave of low-pressure will finally propel the cold front through the area on Wednesday, and along with it, more showers and possible thunderstorms.

Behind the front, an upper level trough will swing through on Thursday, keeping a threat for showers alive, but also keeping temperatures cool.

We’ll be “in the clear” for Friday and Saturday and weak high pressure regains control. The next front could get close enough for some widely-scattered showers and thunderstorms by Sunday afternoon. Overall, the holiday weekend looks good at this juncture.

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