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Asheville Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:20PM

Cold & Blustery

A cold front blasted through late last night and it didn't disappoint. Clouds peeled back this morning as drier and colder air races into western NC on a blustery northwest wind. After a cold start Monday, temperatures slowly gain ground the next couple of days. All in all, the upcoming holiday week is uneventful with seasonal to seasonally cool conditions.

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Hi: 45 Lo: 26

Clear & cold; NW 5-15 mph, gusty early

Hi: 53 Lo: 30

Sunny; Moderating temps; Light wind

Hi: 54 Lo: 39

Partly sunny; Light South wind

Hi: 56 Lo: 34

Becoming sunny; Seasonal for Travel Day

Hi: 51 Lo: 34

Sunny for Thanksgiving; Cool

Further Out

Friday - Sunny; Excellent shopping conditions; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Saturday - Mostly sunny; Pleasant; Turning colder Sat. night; High in the upper 50s; Low in the lower 30s

Forecast Discussion

Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year and the weather cooperates to make travels less eventful. After a cold start Monday, high pressure transitions across the Southeast and off the coast Tuesday. Temperatures slowly moderate, but are offset by cloud cover Tuesday as some moisture pools along the mountains and foothills in a southerly flow. Sprinkles or some spotty light rain is not out of the question Tuesday afternoon or night, but as of today it looks too pitiful to include in the forecast box.

A cold front comes through Tuesday night with cooler air lagging behind it by about a day. Wednesday is seasonal, Thanksgiving day is a little cooler than average. Sunshine rules the roost Thanksgiving Day through Saturday making for great travel/shopping/football weather. Next up, the heaviest dose of cold air this season arrives next Sunday.


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