PLEASANT WEATHER THIS AFTERNOON
WET AT TIMES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
SCATTERED STORMS AND DOWNPOURS POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY
COOLER THIS WEEKEND
This Afternoon: Mostly to partly sunny with a stray afternoon shower possible, mainly in the mountains. Highs 74-80. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers developing late. Lows 52-58. Light wind.
Friday: Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning and early afternoon. Showers and thundershowers likely late afternoon and evening. Highs 70-76. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Friday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with patchy fog late. Lows 53-59. West wind less than 10 mph.
A large dome of high pressure continues to dominate supply us with drier weather conditions. That means plenty of sunshine is in the forecast through the afternoon. High temperatures will be warmer than average. There a slight chance of a shower, mainly in the mountains.
High pressure gradually begins to break down by Friday, as a cold front moves into the region from the northwest. Ahead of the front, a few scattered showers are expected Friday morning/early afternoon, with a line of showers and scattered thunderstorms later in the day or evening. Downpours and gusty winds will be possible Friday afternoon and evening.
Behind this cold front, a few showers are possible especially earlier in the day on Saturday. The main player will be the cooler air moving in. Right now, Saturday evening/night and Sunday are looking dry - a perfect way to wrap up a fall weekend.
Another large area of high pressure will then reclaim control of our weather. This will bring another bout of sunny and pleasant weather through a good portion of the week. A weak cold front passing through the southern Appalachian region will perhaps bring a few spotty showers late Monday night or Tuesday, with cooler and drier conditions lasting otherwise.
Temperature Outlook: Highs in the 70s to around 80 through Friday, mid 60s to lower 70s by the weekend. Mid 70s Monday. Lows in the mid to upper 50s through Friday night, and 40s Saturday and Sunday nights.
Our average high is 72°, low 46°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels