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Waynesville , NC
Station atop Mast General Store in Downtown Waynesville NC.

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:51AM

Active Period Into The Weekend

There will be a good deal of sunshine giving rise to more afternoon cloud build-ups today with scattered PM showers and thunderstorms. Unsettled weather will continue into the weekend with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, not necessarily restricted to the afternoon and evening hours. There’s some indication of a drier break coming by the early part of next week.

Wednesday

Hi: 86 Lo: 66

Increasing clouds this afternoon; Scattered showers and thundershowers; Light & variable wind
Thursday

Hi: 83 Lo: 66

Partly sunny with a good chance for PM showers & thunderstorms; Light SE wind
Friday

Hi: 82 Lo: 65

Partly sunny; PM showers & thunderstorms are likely; Light & variable wind
Saturday

Hi: 80 Lo: 65

Mostly cloudy; Showers & thunderstorms are likely, mainly PM
Sunday

Hi: 81 Lo: 64

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms

Further Out

Monday - Mostly sunny with a hit-or-miss PM shower or thundershower; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Tuesday - Mostly sunny; An isolated PM shower or thundershower; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure centered east of Bermuda will continue to aid the gentle transport of warm, very moist air into the Southern Appalachians and Foothills, while a stationary front is draped across the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic. Over time, a new cold front will approach from the west, perhaps moving through the area early next week.

This evolution of features will aid an unsettled weather pattern for the western Carolinas as we anticipate good coverage of showers and thunderstorms each day. The increase in clouds will keep daytime high temperatures somewhat muted, while overnight lows stay warm and rather humid.

There may be an air mass change if we can manage a frontal passage for early next week. That might allow for some drier air and cooler overnight low temperatures during that time frame. As always in mid-August, frontal passages are rather hard to come by as they tend to get stuck over the Southeast U.S, so the amount of drying remains questionable at this juncture.

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