Forecast Last Updated at Friday, February 23, 2018 at 1:07PM
Numerous record temperatures were set in western NC yesterday including Boone. The old record of 67°, (which wasn't that old), was reached in 2011. Yesterday we topped out at 73°. Today isn't quite as balmy and we'll contend with a few stray afternoon showers. Saturday looks and feels about the same as an afternoon or evening shower remains in play. Cooler air makes inroads Sunday and Monday as a front moves through from the west. Showers accompany the front both days.
Milder weather tends to mean fewer photos sent for the Photo of the Day. If you would like 24 hours of fame on RaysWeather.Com, send us a photo today. It has a good chance to get in. Thanks!
Thanks for a great run, selling 2018 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendars. You can still buy 2018 of course, but we are already setting our sights on 2019--look for the Photo Contest in February.
Hi: 69 Lo: 51
Mostly cloudy; Quite mild; Cannot rule out a stray PM shower; South wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 65 Lo: 53
Some early fog possible; Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon or evening shower; Still mild for February; SW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 62 Lo: 47
Mostly cloudy; Occasional rain showers; Light SW wind
Hi: 56 Lo: 34
Mostly cloudy; Showers; Not as warm
Hi: 55 Lo: 38
Scattered clouds; Slightly above average temperatures
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy; Afternoon and evening showers; High in the lower 50s; Low in the lower 40s
Thursday - Cloudy with daytime showers; High in the upper 50s; Low near 40 degrees
I received anonymous reports of people running their AC yesterday. I'm not sure what to say.
The overwhelmingly warm pattern breaks down by the end of the weekend with the passage of a slow moving cold front. Next week is certainly cooler, but it's not cold for this time of the year. Before we get there, today and Saturday are similar with lots of clouds, and stray afternoon or evening showers.
Scattered showers develop along the front Sunday and continue Monday as a wave of low pressure moves up from the Gulf and rides along the front. It's not a constant rain both days. Daytime temperatures fall closer to seasonal averages Monday and remain until Thursday.
Transient high pressure moves overhead Tuesday making for the brightest day of the week.
Another slow moving front approaches from the west Wednesday and passes through late Thursday. Showers return Wednesday afternoon and continue until Thursday afternoon. Alas, we stand a decent chance to stay dry Friday through next weekend.
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.