Daytime64 ° Wind: NW 5-15 mph Lots of sunshine & quite mild Activity Meter: 4
Overnight40 ° Wind: NW 5-15 mph Becoming partly cloudy Activity Meter: 4
What A Difference A Day Makes
Saturday, March 08 in Asheville (BRP)
It is the time of year when 24 hours can make all the difference in the world! The turn around began yesterday afternoon with decreasing clouds, now it's time to warm things up. Look for a seasonably mild afternoon with increasing clouds late. A weak cold front crosses western NC early Sunday bringing more clouds and a sprinkle or two in the morning. Tomorrow's temperatures will fall off a few notches compared to this afternoon, but it remains pleasant. Even milder weather starts off early next week with dry conditions holding until Wednesday. ENJOY!!
Last updated on 03/08/14 at 7AM by David
Daytime62 ° Wind: NW 5-10 mph Mix of clouds & sun; A sprinkle early; Continued mild Activity Meter: 4
Overnight36 ° Wind: Light NW Mostly clear Activity Meter: 4
Daytime68 ° Wind: West 5-10 mph Plenty of sunshine and warm Activity Meter: 4
Overnight43 ° Wind: Light Mostly clear Activity Meter: 4
Daytime69 ° Mostly sunny & very mild Activity Meter: 4
Overnight47 ° More clouds arriving; A chance for rain late Activity Meter: 4
Daytime60 ° Mostly cloudy with showers likely; Maybe some thunder Activity Meter: 2
Overnight31 ° Partly cloudy & colder; Flurries possible late at night Activity Meter: 2
Daytime42 ° Morning snow flurries; Partly cloudy & much colder Activity Meter: 1
Overnight28 ° Clear & cold Activity Meter: 1
Daytime53 ° Sunny; Bouncing right back, much warmer Activity Meter: 3
Overnight34 ° A few clouds; Not as cold Activity Meter: 3
What A Difference A Day Makes
Most people I know love a good March snow storm because it is gone the next day. Not every pile of snow will disappear in the northern mountains today, but they surely will in the foothills and points east. Temperatures will run an easy 5-10 degrees above normal this afternoon with healthy sunshine and a warming west wind.
High pressure is situated along the Florida Panhandle with a cold front stretching all the way from Maine to Texas on a journey east. There is not a lot of moisture to work with as it sweeps through the TN Valley and Mid Atlantic today. Skies become cloudy tonight with light rain showers or sprinkles favoring the western slopes Sunday morning. The precip will not make it past the mountains except for a sprinkle or two in the northern Foothills.
The upper air pattern Sunday through Tuesday is zonal meaning the flow is pretty straightforward from west to east across the eastern two thirds of the country. The cold front knocks temperatures back just a few degrees Sunday, hardly noticeable really, but we are poised for a warming trend until Tuesday. Trust me, Spring will be on your mind especially with the time change.
By Tuesday morning two separate pieces of upper energy will be heading east. One coming out of the Northern Plains and another rolling from south Texas along the Gulf Coast. They will try to team up by Wednesday night somewhere along the east coast. The result for us will be rain showers arriving early Wednesday morning ending early Thursday. Rain may end as snow flurries or snow showers Thursday morning as a turn to colder/chillier conditions prevail the second half of the week.
Note: This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC. Today's topic is "Just the Beginning". Click to learn more.