Forecast for August 18th, 2018
Showers and thunderstorms are possible well into the evening. Some of the storms could be slow-moving, heavy rain makers. There is a very slight chance for some severe storms with damaging wind in the Foothills.
Sunday brings another round of scattered, mainly afternoon rain and storms with some more downpours. Highs will be a degree or two below normal, in the lower 80's.
Rain and storm chances increase on Monday and Tuesday, ahead of an approaching cold front. Drier, cooler air arrives later in the week, with very low rain chances through Saturday.
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Tropics in the Atlantic remain quiet while the Pacific continues to churn out strong hurricanes.
Asheville is tied for the 3rd warmest year to date with an average temperature of 58.6°, and 2nd wettest year to date with a surplus of 19"!
From the Climate Prediction Center: "There is ~60% chance of El Niño in the Northern Hemisphere fall 2018
(September-November), increasing to ~70% during winter 2018-19."
El Nino can play a pivotal role in the Southeast's winter climate-making our region typically cooler & wetter December through March.
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