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Rain Chances Increasing

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Happy Friday!  Temperatures will stay on the warm side today - with highs in the mid 80s in the Upstate and upper 70s in the Mountains.  Humidity will also bump up a bit, as dewpoints across the area rise thanks to more moisture in the air.

This morning, it's another foggy start - especially in Western North Carolina.  Asheville and Franklin are both reporting low visibility numbers (dense fog), while we've seen reports of light fog in other Mountain areas, as well as across the Upstate and NE GA. 

The morning will be brighter, with more cloud cover moving overhead during the afternoon.  The frontal boundary that's been holding north of us over the past few days will slide towards our area today, and hold over our region on Saturday.

Today, the majority of cloud cover and higher rain/t-storm chances will be focused in the Mountains, closer to the front.  In WNC, the best chance of rain showers will come during the afternoon and early evening.  Upstate/NE GA areas will stay partly cloudy this afternoon with only an isolated shower or storm possible.

A few showers and even a rumble of thunder is possible overnight, with more scattered rain and t-storm chances coming Saturday afternoon.  The frontal boundary will also keep mostly cloudy skies overhead area-wide.  The front sinks further south on Sunday, so most will stay dry - I'll only mention a slight chance of a shower in our southern spots.

An area of low pressure will develop along the Gulf Coast late this weekend and will push northeastward, bringing us our best rain chances on Monday and Tuesday.  Some soaking rains will be possible - with the potential for a new inch or two of rainfall during that time.  We'll keep monitoring that system as we go through the weekend... but get the umbrellas ready to go for when you'll head back to work and school.

Have a great weekend!

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