Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:21PM
Showers Continue Tonight
Showers continue tonight but begin to lessen in the predawn hours. Tomorrow is another step less cool and less showery. However, it's Friday before we completely dry out.
Voting is underway in the 2019 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar Photo Contest. We received over 700 entries in the contest (the most ever). Many thanks to all the photographers for the great response. Voting will continue until May 1, 2018.
Hi: 56 Lo: 50
Cloudy & Cool; Showers; Light wind, becoming NW 5-15 mph and gusty late
Hi: 65 Lo: 44
Generally cloudy; Lingering showers; Not as chilly; NW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 64 Lo: 45
Lots of clouds; Scattered PM showers; SW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 68 Lo: 44
Partly cloudy; Much improved
Hi: 68 Lo: 44
Lots of sunshine; Temperatures slightly below seasonal norms
Sunday - Clear; Well-earned pleasant weather; High in the upper 60s; Low in the lower 40s
Monday - Sunny; Very nice; A tad warmer; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 40s
A slow moving upper level low lumbers over the Carolina's tonight, and then up the East Coast Wednesday. The axis of steady, heavier rain shifts east with the low. That means we'll see improvements late tonight as showers become less numerous in the predawn hours. On the backside of the departing low tomorrow a moist northwest flow keeps the clouds and widely scattered showers around.
If only we were done... another upper level low moves through the Southeast Thursday. Fortunately this one is faster. Scattered showers return Thursday afternoon and depart Thursday night. A cool front comes through Friday and we're more confident now it will not have any rain consequences.
High pressure builds this weekend eventually reaching the western Atlantic early next week. Expect ample sunshine beginning Friday afternoon through the weekend. Temperatures rebound to pleasant levels though a tad shy of late April standards. Further out, once the high is comfortably to the east a pronounced warming trend commences Tuesday.
Of course, many of us will spend lots of time this weekend at Merlefest. Clothing selection should account for pleasant days, cool nights, and the potential for scattered PM showers Thursday. Beyond Thursday, the remainder of the festival is dry and fabulous.
First, all data and forecasts on RaysWeather.Com are the intellectual property of RaysWeather.com, Inc. Here is our usage policy regarding rebroadcast or redistribution of any information from our site...
"The reader is not permitted to reproduce, retransmit, redistribute any weather data, forecasts, analysis, image, or any other product from this site to any other person or entity, in any format by any means. All information, data, and images contained on any page of this site are copyrighted by RaysWeather.Com, Inc. (unless otherwise noted) and is the property of RaysWeather.Com, Inc. Information, data, and images from this site may not be archived or stored for future use. Exceptions to this condition of use may only be made by express, written permission of RaysWeather.Com." See our Terms and Conditions page.
In short, if you do not have a written agreement with us to do so, you do not have permission to republish any information found on this site. If you work for a media entity (TV, radio, website, newspaper, etc.) and wish to republish information from this site, please contact us at raysweather.com or call our offices at 828.264.2030.