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Hendersonville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:48PM

Scattered Evening Thunder

Skies will be mostly cloudy this evening with scattered showers and thunderstorms. If you liked today’s weather, you’ll be overjoyed by Wednesday’s forecast, as the weather looks quite similar. The overall chance for rain will go down for Thursday and Friday, before increasing again by late Saturday and through Sunday and Memorial Day.

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Hi: 77 Lo: 62

Mostly cloudy with scattered evening showers & thunderstorms; Light south wind

Hi: 80 Lo: 61

Patchy early fog; Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Light north wind

Hi: 78 Lo: 62

Partly cloudy; Isolated PM showers & thundershowers; Light SE wind

Hi: 79 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Slight chance for a PM shower or thundershower

Hi: 79 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Afternoon & nighttime showers & thundershowers a good bet

Further Out

Sunday - Mostly cloudy with showers & thundershowers likely; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 60s
Monday - Mostly cloudy with showers & thundershowers likely for Memorial Day; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 60s

Forecast Discussion

A weak disturbance that was over the Florida Panhandle yesterday is lifting through Georgia today. This feature will enhance showers and thunderstorms over western North Carolina this afternoon as net moisture levels increase.

On Wednesday, a back-door cold front will settle southward by late in the day, passing south of us on Thursday. After more scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, some drier air will sneak in for Thursday into Friday behind the front reducing our rain chances.

The front returns northward as a warm front thereafter. Additionally, we’ll be watching for pre-season tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend. Any low is likely to head toward the central Gulf Coast, and a surge of tropical moisture to the east of this system will arrive in our neck of the woods by late Saturday and especially by Sunday and Memorial Day. We wish we had better news for the holiday weekend.

With last week’s heavy rainfall, there is a potential for flooding during the second half of the Memorial Day weekend.


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