Happy Thursday - we're almost to the end of the week! We are off to another foggy start, so please use caution as you hit the roads this morning. Dense fog is already showing up around Asheville, Franklin and Clemson - and we've seen some patchy dense fog across other areas as well. Use your fog lights and slow down! Between 9 and 9:30 visibilities should be much improved.
The afternoon will bring more heat, as highs rise into the mid 80s across the Upstate. Mountain highs will top out right around 80 degrees, so everyone will be above-normal. Typical highs in the Upstate this time of year are in the upper 70s (near 80°) while the normal high for Asheville is 74 degrees.
Upstate and NE GA areas will stay mostly sunny and dry - and most of our WNC territory will stay dry as well. There is a SLIM chance of a pop-up shower or t-storm this afternoon along the TN border, but I don't think we'll see much, if anything. The best bet for afternoon weather in the mountains is partly cloudy sky cover overhead.
Temperatures stay warm on Friday, with a cold front moving southward into the area. This will trigger a better chance of scattered PM showers and storms throughout WNC during the afternoon. In the Upstate, the shower/storm chance looks to stay small - so many areas south of the NC/SC border will stay dry.
The weekend will bring increased rain chances for the Upstate, and in the Mountains widely scattered showers will persist as well. Early next week brings more questions than answers at this point - but now it looks as if things will be fairly active along the southern states, meaning we'll see higher rain chances and more cloud cover locally.