It's not the four letter weather word you might be expecting for this time of year, but it is one that's been causing some issues over the last couple of weeks. Rain, and possible excessive rainfall, will be the weather story for the next few days.
Excessive rainfall up to 4 inches, maybe more in some High Country locations, will be possible once again this week according to the National Weather Service. That will follow similar rainfall amounts from just a week and half ago. The Weather Service adds in a Sunday briefing, that if those rainfalls amounts were to occur river flooding will be possible again especially along the Watauga River. A Flood Watch may be needed for the area in the early-to-mid part of the week. The good news is the area should return to sunshine by the end of the week.
For those looking for winter weather it's not in the cards for this week. The forecast calls for highs in the upper 40s for Monday, mid 50s Tuesday and lower 50s for Wednesday. Lows are forecast to be in the mid 40s Monday night, around 50 Tuesday night and dropping to the lower 30s Wednesday night. It is forecast that the rain will have moved out of the area by later in the day Wednesday, which would not allow for wintry precipitation to form.
Graphics: National Weather Service
Graphic: Brad Panovich