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Waynesville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 6:55PM

Alberto Effects Coming

A line of thunderstorms is moving slowly north across SW NC Mountains this evening. But weather eyes are focused on Subtropical Storm Alberto in the Eastern Gulf. It will make landfall near Destin, FL, Monday. A wave of tropical moisture reaches us Memorial Day; then we'll feel the brunt of rain from Alberto's remnant Monday night and Tuesday as it moves through Alabama and Tennessee. Daily doses of showers and storms remain for the workweek, but there's good news for next weekend.

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Sunday

Hi: 79 Lo: 61

Generally cloudy; An evening storm, then rain developing late tonight; SE wind 5-10 mph
Monday

Hi: 72 Lo: 62

Generally cloudy; Showers and storms; East wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 75 Lo: 64

Generally cloudy; Showers and storms; SE wind 10-20 mph, gusty
Wednesday

Hi: 77 Lo: 62

Mostly cloudy; Scattered mostly PM showers & storms
Thursday

Hi: 81 Lo: 61

Mostly cloudy; Scattered mostly afternoon & evening showers & storms

Further Out

Friday - Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered afternoon and evening showers & storms; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Saturday - Finally a break; More sun; Warm; High in the mid 80s; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

Afternoon heating produced a line of thunderstorms moving north through SW NC Mountains Sunday evening. Then rain redevelops late tonight.

Weather eyes are now focused on Subtropical Storm Alberto. It will make landfall near Destin, FL, Monday. From there, it moves slowly through Alabama and into Middle Tennessee, then finds an escape route north into the Great Lakes.

A front running wave of tropical moisture reaches us Memorial Day. Then we'll feel the brunt of Alberto's impact Monday night and Tuesday. Then we'll remain in "tropical soup" Wednesday and Thursday with scattered showers and storms, focused on but not limited to the afternoon and early evening hours. 1" to 3" of rain is likely for most of the region Monday through Wednesday, with higher totals near the Blue Ridge.

A back door front arrives late Friday or early Saturday with much-wanted relief. Afternoon thundershowers remain possible Friday; however, drier air arrives next weekend giving us a pleasant reward.

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