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Asheville Airport, 9 miles south of Asheville

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, July 10, 2020 at 9:57PM

Dry Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms developed Friday afternoon and drifted eastward into the Foothills. Stray showers and thundershowers end this evening. Saturday looks like a dry day, with widely-separated PM showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. Looking ahead, it looks increasingly hot toward midweek.

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Friday

Hi: 87 Lo: 65

Scattered clouds; Stray showers and thundershowers ending this evening; Light NW wind
Saturday

Hi: 85 Lo: 61

Bright sunshine; Less humid; NW wind 5-15 mph
Sunday

Hi: 86 Lo: 64

Afternoon cloud build-ups; Hit-or-miss PM showers & thunderstorms; Nearly calm wind
Monday

Hi: 85 Lo: 61

Mostly sunny; An isolated PM shower or thundershower
Tuesday

Hi: 86 Lo: 64

Abundant sunshine; Very warm

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly sunny; On the hot side; High in the upper 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Thursday - Mostly sunny & rather hot; Stray PM thundershower; High near 90 degrees; Low in the upper 60s

Forecast Discussion

First off, a word about Tropical Storm Fay. Fay is located along the Jersey shore and will be moving into the greater New York City area tonight before weakening over interior New England on Saturday. It will have no impacts on local weather.

A front slips east of the area early on Saturday, and with some drier air immediately following the front, we anticipate a dry, sunny Saturday around the mountains with less humid conditions.

An upper level disturbance pushing into the Mid-Atlantic region on Sunday might spark a few hit-or-miss PM showers and thunderstorms on Sunday.

For next week, weak upper level troughing along the Eastern Seaboard will get replaced by a broad upper level ridge. That means mostly dry and increasingly hot conditions heading into Wednesday and Thursday. After all though, it is July.

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