The curfew has once again been extended until midnight for several counties due to smoke from wildfires in Hendersonville and other parts of western North Carolina. This includes Bryson City, Cashiers, Hendersonville, and Waynesville.
The winds are currently blowing from the southwest, but they may shift to the north later this morning, bringing some wildfire smoke to parts of the upstate. The winds will then shift back to the southwest, similar to yesterday, resulting in breezy conditions across the mountains, especially in Hendersonville and Asheville.
However, the winds should calm down later in the day thanks to a frontal system in Virginia. The weather today will consist of a few clouds and partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.
It will be another beautiful day with highs near 80, which will continue into tomorrow and Thursday. However, as we move into Friday, clouds will start to increase ahead of a cold front. The timing of this front is still being adjusted, with varying weather models showing different amounts of rain either on Friday or Sunday.
Rain chances for the weekend are being included, but the details may change. There might be a few scattered showers on Saturday, but Veterans Day is currently looking a bit drier.
Sunday could bring the most widespread rain, but again, this is subject to change. It would be beneficial to see measurable rain, and there might be some sprinkles or showers on Friday night, adding up to about half an inch of rain or possibly more over the weekend. Temperature-wise, it is unseasonably warm, with temperatures in the 80s, making it one of the warmest regions in the country.
However, as the weekend approaches, temperatures will cool down along with the chances of rain..