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NWS Frost Advisory (Henderson County)

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Asheville Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:52PM

Finally Feeling Like Fall

Sunshine was back today and temperatures were much cooler. This sets up a cold overnight under clear skies. Winds go light after midnight and with temps dropping back into the 30's, some will see the first frost of the season. Friday looks much the same with bright sunshine and a tad milder. Things go downhill for the weekend, but we could actually use the rainfall. Clouds thicken on Saturday with a period of rain expected for Saturday afternoon and night. A faster system progression suggests Sunday will be dry and milder, however.

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Hi: 60 Lo: 37

Clear & chilly; Patchy frost; NW wind 5-10 mph bec light

Hi: 65 Lo: 39

Early frost patches; Sunny; Seasonably cool; Light NW wind

Hi: 59 Lo: 49

Thickening clouds with rain developing during the afternoon; SE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 70 Lo: 52

Partly sunny & milder

Hi: 68 Lo: 54

Partly sunny & mild; Mostly cloudy with showers likely Monday night

Further Out

Tuesday - Showers, mainly AM; Decreasing clouds; Cooler Tuesday night; High in the mid 60s; Low in the lower 40s
Wednesday - Sunny & seasonably cooler; High in the lower 60s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

Canadian high pressure will dominate local weather as strong low pressure lifts out of New England and into the Canadian Maritimes through Friday. The end result will be some refreshingly cool autumn conditions with abundant sunshine filled days and crisp clear nights. There could even be some frost patches in sheltered valleys later tonight.

Low pressure developing in the Gulf of Mexico may attain tropical characteristics as it heads toward the Florida Panhandle on Saturday. Clouds increase ahead of this feature on Saturday, and a period of rainfall looks increasingly likely by Saturday afternoon into Saturday night, ending by Sunday. How much rain we get will depend on system track and strength, although we think the heaviest amounts will probably stay to our south.

We get a break in the action for early next week, before the next strong cold front brings more rain back for Monday night into Tuesday. It will be seasonably cooler and quite nice again in the front’s wake for the middle of next week.


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